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Application.SetHiddenAttribute Method

Office 2007
The SetHiddenAttribute method sets the hidden attribute of an Access object.


expression.SetHiddenAttribute(ObjectType, ObjectName, fHidden)

expression   A variable that represents an Application object.


NameRequired/OptionalData TypeDescription
ObjectTypeRequiredAcObjectTypeA AcObjectType constant that specifies the type of Access object.
ObjectNameRequiredStringThe name of the Access object.
fHiddenRequiredBooleanTrue sets the hidden attribute and False clears the attribute.

Return Value


Together with the GetHiddenAttribute method, the SetHiddenAttribute method provides a means of changing an object's visibility from Visual Basic code. With these methods, you can set or read the Hidden property available in the object's Properties dialog box.

To set this option by using the SetHiddenAttribute method, specify True or False for the setting, as in the following example.

Visual Basic for Applications
Application.SetHiddenAttribute acTable,"Customers", True