CustomControl Members (Access)

Office 2010

When setting the properties of an ActiveX control, you may need or prefer to use the control's custom properties dialog box. This custom properties dialog box provides an alternative to the list of properties in the Microsoft Access property sheet for setting ActiveX control properties in Design view.

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.

Name

Description

About

Returns or sets a String representing version and copyright information for an ActiveX control. Read/write.

Application

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

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.

BottomPadding

Gets or sets the amount of space (in inches) between the list box and its bottom gridline. Read/write Integer.

Cancel

You can use the Cancel property to specify whether a command button is also the Cancel button on a form. Read/write Boolean.

Class

You can use the Class property to specify or determine the class name of an embedded OLE object. Read/write String.

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.

Custom

Returns or sets a String representing the custom properties dialog box for an ActiveX control. Read/write.

Default

You can use the Default property to specify whether a command button is the default button on a form. Read/write Boolean.

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.

GridlineColor

Gets or sets the color of the gridline for the specified list box. Read/write Long.

GridlineStyleBottom

Gets or sets the bottom gridline style of the specified list box. Read/write Byte.

GridlineStyleLeft

Gets or sets the width of the bottom gridline for the specified text box. Read/write Byte.

GridlineStyleRight

Gets or sets the right gridline style of the specified text box. Read/write Byte.

GridlineStyleTop

Gets or sets the top gridline style of the specified text box. Read/write Byte.

GridlineWidthBottom

Gets or sets the width of the bottom gridline for the specified text box. Read/write Byte.

GridlineWidthLeft

Gets or sets the width of the left gridline for the specified text box. Read/write Byte.

GridlineWidthRight

Gets or sets the width of the right gridline for the specified text box. Read/write Byte.

GridlineWidthTop

Gets or sets the width of the top gridline for the specified text box. Read/write Byte.

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.

HorizontalAnchor

Gets or sets an AcHorizontalAnchor constant that indicates how the text box 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.

Layout

Returns the type of layout for the specified text box. Read-only AcLayoutType.

LayoutID

Returns the unique identifier for the layout that contains the specified text box. Read-only Long.

Left

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

LeftPadding

Gets or sets the amount of space (in inches) between the text box and its left gridline. 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.

Object

You can use the Object property in Visual Basic to return a reference to the ActiveX object that is associated with a linked or embedded OLE object in a control. By using this reference, you can access the properties or invoke the methods of the OLE object. Read-only Object.

ObjectPalette

The ObjectPalette property specifies the palette in the application used to create an OLE object. Read/write Variant.

ObjectVerbs

You can use the ObjectVerbs property in Visual Basic to determine the list of verbs an OLE object supports. Read-only String.

ObjectVerbsCount

You can use the ObjectVerbsCount property in Visual Basic to determine the number of verbs supported by an OLE object. Read-only Long.

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.

OLEClass

You can use the OLEClass property to obtain a description of the kind of OLE object contained in a chart control or an unbound object frame. Read-only 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. .

OnGotFocus

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

OnLostFocus

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

OnUpdated

Sets or returns the value of the On Updated box in the Properties window of a form or report. 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.

RightPadding

Gets or sets the amount of space (in inches) between the text box and its right gridline. Read/write Integer.

Section

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

SpecialEffect

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

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. .

TopPadding

Gets or sets the amount of space (in inches) between the text box and its top gridline. Read/write Integer.

Value

Gets or sets the value displayed in the specified control. Read/write Variant.

VarOleObject

Gets a pointer to an IOLEObject that represents the memory address of an OLE object. Read-only Variant.

Verb

You can use the Verb property to specify the operation to perform when an OLE object is activated, which is permitted when the control's Action property is set to acOLEActivate. Read/write Long.

VerticalAnchor

Gets or sets an AcVerticalAnchor constant that indicates how the specified text box 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

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.

GotFocus

The GotFocus event occurs when the specified object receives the focus.

LostFocus

The LostFocus event occurs when the specified object loses the focus.

Updated

The Updated event occurs when an OLE object's data has been modified.

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