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LockNavigationPane Macro Action

Office 2007

You can use the LockNavigationPane action to prevent users from deleting database objects that are displayed in the Navigation Pane.


The LockNavigationPane action has the following argument.

Action argument Description
Lock Select Yes to lock the Navigation Pane, or No to unlock the Navigation Pane.


Locking the Navigation Pane prevents you from deleting database objects or cutting database objects to the clipboard. It does not prevent you from performing any of the following operations:

  • Copying database objects to the clipboard
  • Pasting database objects from the clipboard
  • Displaying or hiding the Navigation Pane
  • Selecting different Navigation Pane organization schemes
  • Showing or hiding sections of the Navigation Pane

To run the LockNavigationPane action in a VBA module, use the LockNavigationPane method of the DoCmd object.