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OptionGroup Members (Access)

An option group on a form or report displays a limited set of alternatives. An option group makes selecting a value easy since you can just click the value you want. Only one option in an option group can be selected at a time.

Name

Description

Move

Moves the specified object to the coordinates specified by the argument values.

Requery

The Requery method updates the data underlying a specified control that's on the active form by requerying the source of data for the control.

SetFocus

The SetFocus method moves the focus to the specified form, the specified control on the active form, or the specified field on the active datasheet.

SizeToFit

You can use the SizeToFit method to size a control so it fits the text or image that it contains.

Undo

You can use the Undo method to reset a control or form when its value has been changed.

Name

Description

AddColon

Specifies whether a colon follows the text in labels for new controls. Read/write Boolean.

AfterUpdate

Returns or sets which macro, event procedure, or user-defined function runs when the AfterUpdate event occurs. Read/write String.

Application

You can use the Application property to access the active Microsoft Access Application object and its related properties. Read-only Application object.

AutoLabel

Specifies whether labels are automatically created and attached to new controls. Read/write Boolean.

BackColor

Gets or sets the interior color of the specified object. Read/write Long.

BackShade

Gets or sets the shade applied to the theme color in the BackColor property of the specified object. Read/write Single.

BackStyle

You can use the BackStyle property to specify whether a control will be transparent. Read/write Byte.

BackThemeColorIndex

Gets or sets a value that represents a color in the applied color theme associated with the BackColor property of the specified object. Read/write Long.

BackTint

Gets or sets the tint that is applied to the theme color in the BackColor property of the specified object. Read/write Single.

BeforeUpdate

Returns or sets which macro, event procedure, or user-defined function runs when the BeforeUpdate event occurs. Read/write String.

BorderColor

You can use the BorderColor property to specify the color of a control's border. Read/write Long.

BorderShade

Gets or sets the shade that is applied to the theme color in the BorderColor property of the specified object. Read/write Single.

BorderStyle

Specifies how a control's border appears.Read/write Byte.

BorderThemeColorIndex

Gets or sets a value that represents a color in the applied color theme associated with the BorderColor property of the specified object. Read/write Long.

BorderTint

Gets or sets the tint that is applied to the theme color in the BorderColor property of the specified object. Read/write Single.

BorderWidth

You can use the BorderWidth property to specify the width of a control's border. Read/write Byte.

ColumnHidden

You can use the ColumnHidden property to show or hide a specified column in Datasheet view. Read/write Boolean.

ColumnOrder

You can use the ColumnOrder property to specify the order of the columns in Datasheet view. Read/write Integer.

ColumnWidth

You can use the ColumnWidth property to specify the width of a column in Datasheet view. Read/write Integer.

Controls

Returns the Controls collection of a form, subform, report or section. Read-only Controls.

ControlSource

You can use the ControlSource property to specify what data appears in a control. You can display and edit data bound to a field in a table, query, or SQL statement. You can also display the result of an expression. Read/write String.

ControlTipText

You can use the ControlTipText property to specify the text that appears in a ScreenTip when you hold the mouse pointer over a control. Read/write String.

ControlType

You can use the ControlType property in Visual Basic to determine the type of a control on a form or report. Read/write Byte.

DefaultValue

Specifies a value that is automatically entered in a field when a new record is created. For example, in an Addresses table you can set the default value for the City field to New York. When users add a record to the table, they can either accept this value or enter the name of a different city. Read/write String.

DisplayWhen

You can use the DisplayWhen property to specify which of a form's controls you want displayed on screen and in print. Read/write Byte.

Enabled

You can use the Enabled property to set or return the status of the conditional format in the FormatCondition object. Read/write Boolean.

EventProcPrefix

Gets or sets the prefix portion of an event procedure name. Read/write String.

Height

Gets or sets the height of the specified object in twips. Read/write Integer.

HelpContextId

The HelpContextID property specifies the context ID of a topic in the custom Help file specified by the HelpFile property setting. Read/write Long.

HideDuplicates

You can use the HideDuplicates property to hide a control on a report when its value is the same as in the preceding record. Read/write Boolean.

HorizontalAnchor

Gets or sets an AcHorizontalAnchor constant that indicates how the option group is anchored horizontally within its layout. Read/write.

InSelection

You can use the InSelection property to determine or specify whether a control on a form in Design view is selected. Read/write Boolean.

IsVisible

You can use the IsVisible property in to determine whether a control on a report is visible. Read/write Boolean.

LabelAlign

The property specifies the text alignment within attached labels on new controls. Read/write Byte.

LabelX

The LabelX property (along with the LabelY property) specifies the placement of the label for a new control. Read/write Integer.

LabelY

The LabelY property (along with the LabelX property) specifies the placement of the label for a new control. Read/write Integer.

Left

You can use the Left property to specify an object's location on a form or report. Read/write Integer.

Locked

The Locked property specifies whether you can edit data in a control in Form view. Read/write Boolean.

Name

You can use the Name property to specify or determine the string expression that identifies the name of an object. Read/write String.

OldBorderStyle

You can use this property to set or returns the unedited value of the BorderStyle property for a form or control. This property is useful if you need to revert to an unedited or preferred border style. Read/write Byte.

OldValue

You can use the OldValue property to determine the unedited value of a bound control. Read-only Variant.

OnClick

Sets or returns the value of the On Click box in the Properties window. Read/write String.

OnDblClick

Sets or returns the value of the On Dbl Click box in the Properties window. Read/write String.

OnEnter

Sets or returns the value of the On Enter box in the Properties window of specified object. Read/write String. .

OnExit

Sets or returns the value of the On Exit box in the Properties window of specified object. Read/write String. .

OnMouseDown

Sets or returns the value of the On Mouse Down box in the Properties window. Read/write String.

OnMouseMove

Sets or returns the value of the On Mouse Move box in the Properties window. Read/write String.

OnMouseUp

Sets or returns the value of the On Mouse Up box in the Properties window. Read/write String.

Parent

Returns the parent object for the specified object. Read-only.

Properties

Returns a reference to a control's Properties collection object. Read-only.

Section

You can identify these controls by the section of a form or report where the control appears. Read/write Integer.

ShortcutMenuBar

You can use the ShortcutMenuBar property to specify the shortcut menu that will appear when you right-click on the specified object. Read/write String.

SpecialEffect

You can use the SpecialEffect property to specify whether special formatting will apply to the specified object. Read/write Byte.

StatusBarText

You can use the StatusBarText property to specify the text that is displayed in the status bar when a control is selected. Read/write String.

TabIndex

You can use the TabIndex property to specify a control's place in the tab order on a form or report. Read/write Integer.

TabStop

You can use the TabStop property to specify whether you can use the TAB key to move the focus to a control. Read/write Boolean.

Tag

Stores extra information about a form, report, section, or control needed by a Microsoft Access application. Read/write String.

Top

You can use the Top property to specify an object's location on a form or report. Read/write Integer. .

ValidationRule

You can use the ValidationRule property to specify requirements for data entered into a record, field, or control. When data is entered that violates the ValidationRule setting, you can use the ValidationText property to specify the message to be displayed to the user. Read/write String.

ValidationText

Use the ValidationText property to specify a message to be displayed to the user when data is entered that violates a ValidationRule setting for a record, field, or control. Read/write String.

Value

Gets or sets whether or not the specified option button is selected. Read/write Variant.

VerticalAnchor

Gets or sets an AcVerticalAnchor constant that indicates how the specified option group is anchored vertically within its layout. Read/write.

Visible

Returns or sets whether the object is visible. Read/write Boolean.

Width

Gets or sets the width of the specified object in twips. Read/write Integer.

Name

Description

AfterUpdate

The AfterUpdate event occurs after changed data in a control or record is updated.

BeforeUpdate

The BeforeUpdate event occurs before changed data in a control or record is updated.

Click

The Click event occurs when the user presses and then releases a mouse button over an object.

DblClick

The DblClick event occurs when the user presses and releases the left mouse button twice over an object within the double-click time limit of the system.

Enter

The Enter event occurs before a control actually receives the focus from a control on the same form or report.

Exit

The Exit event occurs just before a control loses the focus to another control on the same form or report.

MouseDown

The MouseDown event occurs when the user presses a mouse button.

MouseMove

The MouseMove event occurs when the user moves the mouse.

MouseUp

The MouseUp event occurs when the user releases a mouse button.

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