Forms (Outlook How Do I)

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How to: Create a Form Region

Describes at a conceptual level the considerations and steps for creating a form region.

Walkthrough: Add a Form Region to an Existing Page on a Form

A step-by-step walkthrough that describes how to add an adjoining form region to the General page of the standard Contact form.

How to: Accept User Input and Display the Values of Controls on a Form

Describes how to let a user select a control and have its value displayed in the control.

How to: Access a Page in a MultiPage Control

Describes how to access an individual page of a multi-page control.

How to: Access a Tab in a TabStrip Control

Describes how to access an individual tab of a tab strip control in several ways.

How to: Add a Control to a MultiPage Control

Describes how to add and remove a control to a page of a multi-page control.

How to: Add a Control to a Page

Describes how to add a control to a form at runtime.

How to: Add and Remove Items from a List Box

Describes how to add and delete the contents of a list box.

How to: Add Items To a List or Combo Box at Run Time

Describes how to add items to a single-column list box or combo box, or a multi-column list box or combo box.

How to: Add Scroll Bars to a Page and a Frame

Describes how to add scroll bars to a page of a multi-page control and to a frame control.

How to: Add, Cut, and Paste a Control on a Page

Describes how to cut and paste a control from a page of a multi-page control.

How to: Align the Caption of an Option Buttion with the Control

Describes how to align the caption of an option button with the button.

How to: Allow a Command Button to Take Focus Upon Clicking

Describes how to control whether a command button receives the focus when the user clicks on it.

How to: Allow Multiple Lines, Word Wrapping, and Scrolling in a Text Box

Describes how to control multiple lines, word-wrapping, and scrolling in a text box.

How to: Allow Multiple Selections in a List Box

Describes how to allow the user select one or more items in a list box.

How to: Allow the Null State for a Check Box and a Toggle Button

Describes how to allow Null as an acceptable value in a check box and a toggle button.

How to: Automatically Size a Text Box with User Input

Describes how to allow automatic sizing of a single-line text box and a mult-line text box upon user input.

How to: Change the Accelerator and Caption of a Command Button

Describes how to assign an accelerator key and a caption to the control.

How to: Change the Column Width of a Multi-Column List

Describes how to change the column widths of a multi-column list box.

How to: Change the Name of a Control

Describes how to change the name of a check box.

How to: Change the Order of Pages and Tabs

Describes how to change the order of the pages and tabs in a multi-page and a tab strip control.

How to: Change the Style, Size, and Effects of a Font

Describes how to manipulate font properties of an object.

How to: Control Character Matching in a Combo Box and List Box

Describes how to support character matching in a combo box and a list box.

How to: Control the Drop Button Style and When to Show the Drop Button

Demonstrates the different symbols that you can specify for a drop-down arrow in a combo box and a text box.

How to: Control the Extent of Scrolling in a Scroll Bar

Describes how to control the range of scrolling in a stand-alone scroll bar.

How to: Control the Focus When the User Cycles through Controls in a Frame or MultiPage Control on a Form

Describes how to control the focus for a frame and two page objects in a multi-page control.

How to: Control the Selection Behavior and Drag Behavior When Entering a Text Box

Demonstrates the different effects that you can provide when entering a control and when dragging information from one control to another.

How to: Control the Style and Selection Behavior of a List Box

Describes how to control the appearance of a list box.

How to: Control the Text Box' Behavior on Clicking Enter

Describes how to control the effect of ENTER in a text box.

How to: Cut Text from One Text Box and Paste it on Another

Describes how to cut text from one text box and paste it into another.

How to: Display the List Portion of a Combo Box

Describes how to display the list in a combo box.

How to: Display the Name of Each Control on a Form or a Page of a MultiPage Control

Describes how to access individual controls in a collection of controls and in a collection of pages and display the name.

How to: Display the Name of Each Control on a Page

Describes how to display of each control on a form.

How to: Display the Number of Pages and Tabs in MultiPage and TabStrip Controls on a Form

Describes how to display the number of controls in a collection of controls, and the number of pages and tabs of each multi-page and tab strip control.

How to: Enable and Lock a Text Box from User Entry

Describes how to enable and lock a text box.

How to: Enhance the Border Style, Color, and Special Effects of a Text Box Control

Demonstrates the borders and special effects available for a text box.

How to: Give a Control a 3-D Appearance Programmatically

Describes how to give special effects to a check box.

How to: Group Option Buttons

Describes how to create two groups of option button controls on the same form.

How to: Hide or Show a Control Programmatically

Describes how to hide or show a check box.

How to: Move a Text Box in Front of or Behind Another Control

Describes how to set the z-order of a text box, so the user can display the entire text box (by bringing it to the front of the z-order) or can place the text box behind other controls.

How to: Move Controls on a Page

Describes how to move all the controls on a form.

How to: Place an Image and a Caption on a Command Button

Shows the picture placement options for a control.

How to: Reference a Custom Property that Has the Same Name as a Built-in Property of the Control

Describes how to support a custom property that has the same name as a standard, built-in property of the control.

How to: Reference the Parent Object of a Control

Describes how to refer to the control, form, or other object that contains a specific control or object.

How to: Resize a Control Horizontally and Vertically with the Form

Describes how to resize a text box horizontally and vertically on a page.

How to: Set Entry Matching in a Combo Box

Demonstrates additional character matching for a combo box.

How to: Set the Item at the Top of a List and the Item that Has Focus in the List

Describes how to identify the top item displayed in a list box and the item that has the focus within the list box.

How to: Set the Height and Width of Tabs in a MultiPage and a TabStrip Control

Describes how to set the size of the tabs used in a multi-page and a tab strip control.

How to: Set the Input Style for a Combo Box

Describes how to change the style of user input of a combo box.

How to: Set the Maximum and Minimum Values for a Scroll Bar

Describes how to set the maximum and minimum values for a stand-alone scroll bar.

How to: Set the Number of Lines and the Length of Input in a Text Box

Describes how to set the characters and the number of lines of text in a text box.

How to: Set the Style of Tabs for a MultiPage and a TabStrip Control

Describes how to specify the appearance of the tabs in multi-page and tab strip control.

How to: Set the Tab Order of Controls in a Frame

Describes how to display and set the tab order for individual controls in a frame.

How to: Set the Type of Mouse Pointer for a List Box

Describes how to specify a mouse pointer that is appropriate for a specific control or scenario.

How to: Set the Width of the Drop-Down List of a Combo Box

Describes how to control the width of the drop-down list of a combo box.

How to: Simulate a Two-Dimensional Array with List Boxes

Describes how to load a two-dimensional array with data and, in turn, load two list box controls.

How to: Specify Additional Information for a Control

Describes how to store additional information about each control on a form.

How to: Specify Control Tip Text for Controls

Describes how to specify control tip text for three command button controls and two page objects in a multi-page control.

How to: Specify Possible Values for a List Box

Describes how to specify possible values that are supported by a list box.

How to: Specify Tab Support for a Control

Describes how to control whether a user can press TAB to move the focus to a particular control on a form.

How to: Specify the Column in a Multi-Column List Box to Display to the User

Describes how to identify the column of data in a multi-column list box that is to be displayed.

How to: Specify the Column in a Multi-Column List Box to Store Data for the Control

Describes how to identify the column in a multi-column list box that is to store data for the list box.

How to: Specify the Number of Rows in a Combo Box

Describes how to control the number of rows in the drop-down list of a combo box.

How to: Swap Columns of a Multicolumn List Box

Describes how to swap columns of a multi-column list box.

How to: Undo and Redo an Action in a Text Box or a Combo Box

Describes how to undo or redo text editing within a text box or within the text area of a combo box.

How to: Use the Controls Collection to Move Controls on a Page

Describes how to move controls within a controls collection on a page.

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