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CustomControl.SpecialEffect Property (Access)

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

expression .SpecialEffect

expression A variable that represents a CustomControl object.

The SpecialEffect property uses the following settings.

Setting

Visual Basic

Description

Flat

0

The object appears flat and has the system's default colors or custom colors that were set in Design view.

Raised

1

The object has a highlight on the top and left and a shadow on the bottom and right.

Sunken

2

The object has a shadow on the top and left and a highlight on the bottom and right.

Etched

3

The object has a sunken line surrounding the control.

Shadowed

4

The object has a shadow below and to the right of the control.

Chiseled

5

The object has a sunken line below the control.

The SpecialEffect property setting affects related property settings for the BorderStyle , BorderColor , and BorderWidth properties. For example, if the SpecialEffect property is set to Raised, the settings for the BorderStyle, BorderColor, and BorderWidth properties are ignored. In addition, changing or setting the BorderStyle, BorderColor, and BorderWidth properties may cause Microsoft Access to change the SpecialEffect property setting to Flat.

The following example sets the appearance of the text box "OrganizationName1" on the "Mailing List" form to raised.

Forms("Mailing List").Controls("OrganizationName1").SpecialEffect = 1

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