ObjectFrame Members (Access)

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This object corresponds to an unbound object frame. The unbound object frame control displays a picture, chart, or any OLE object not stored in a table.

Name

Description

Click

The Click event occurs when the user presses and then releases a mouse button over an object.

DblClick

The DblClick event occurs when the user presses and releases the left mouse button twice over an object within the double-click time limit of the system.

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.

MouseDown

The MouseDown event occurs when the user presses a mouse button.

MouseMove

The MouseMove event occurs when the user moves the mouse.

MouseUp

The MouseUp event occurs when the user releases a mouse button.

Updated

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

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

Action

You can use the Action property in Visual Basic to specify the operation to perform on an OLE object. Read/write Integer.

Application

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

AutoActivate

You can use the AutoActivate property to specify how the user can activate an OLE object. Read/write Integer.

BackColor

Gets or sets the interior color of the specified object. Read/write Long.

BackShade

Gets or sets the shade applied to the theme color in the BackColor property of the specified object. Read/write Single.

BackStyle

You can use the BackStyle property to specify whether a control will be transparent. Read/write Byte.

BackThemeColorIndex

Gets or sets a value that represents a color in the applied color theme associated with the BackColor property of the specified object. Read/write Long.

BackTint

Gets or sets the tint that is applied to the theme color in the BackColor property of the specified object. Read/write Single.

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 object frame and its bottom gridline. Read/write Integer.

Class

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

ColumnCount

You can use the ColumnCount property to specify the number of columns displayed in a list box or in the list box portion of a combo box, or sent to OLE objects in a chart control or unbound object frame . Read/write Integer.

ColumnHeads

You can use the ColumnHeads property to display a single row of column headings for list boxes, combo boxes, and OLE objects that accept column headings. You can also use this property to create a label for each entry in a chart control . What is actually displayed as the first-row column heading depends on the object's RowSourceType property setting. Read/write Boolean.

Controls

Returns the Controls collection of a form, subform, report or section. Read-only Controls.

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.

DisplayType

You can use the DisplayType property to specify whether Microsoft Access displays an OLE object's content or an icon. 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 object frame. Read/write Long.

GridlineShade

Gets or sets the shade applied to the theme color in the GridlineColor property of the specified object. Read/write Single.

GridlineStyleBottom

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

GridlineStyleLeft

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

GridlineStyleRight

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

GridlineStyleTop

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

GridlineThemeColorIndex

Gets or sets the theme color index that represents a color in the applied color theme associated with the GridlineColor property of the specified object. Read/write Long.

GridlineTint

Gets or sets the tint applied to the theme color in the GridlineColor property of the specified object. Read/write Single.

GridlineWidthBottom

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

GridlineWidthLeft

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

GridlineWidthRight

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

GridlineWidthTop

Gets or sets the width of the top gridline for the specified frame. 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 object frame 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.

Item

The Item property returns or sets a specific member of a collection. Read/write String.

Layout

Returns the type of layout for the specified object frame. Read-only AcLayoutType.

LayoutID

Returns the unique identifier for the layout that contains the specified object frame. 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 object frame and its left gridline. Read/write Integer.

LinkChildFields

You can use the LinkChildFields property (along with the LinkMasterFields property) together to specify how Microsoft Access links records in a form or report to records in a subform, subreport, or embedded object, such as a chart. If these properties are set, Microsoft Access automatically updates the related record in the subform when you change to a new record in a main form. Read/write String.

LinkMasterFields

You can use the LinkMasterFields property (along with the LinkChildFields property) together to specify how Microsoft Access links records in a form or report to records in a subform, subreport, or embedded object, such as a chart. If these properties are set, Microsoft Access automatically updates the related record in the subform when you change to a new record in a main form. Read/write String.

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.

OLEType

You can use the OLEType property to determine if a control contains an OLE object, and, if so, whether the object is linked or embedded. Read/write Byte.

OLETypeAllowed

You can use the OLETypeAllowed property to specify the type of OLE object a control can contain. Read/write Byte.

OnClick

Sets or returns the value of the On Click box in the Properties window. Read/write String.

OnDblClick

Sets or returns the value of the On Dbl Click box in the Properties window. Read/write 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.

OnMouseDown

Sets or returns the value of the On Mouse Down box in the Properties window. Read/write String.

OnMouseMove

Sets or returns the value of the On Mouse Move box in the Properties window. Read/write String.

OnMouseUp

Sets or returns the value of the On Mouse Up box in the Properties window. 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 object frame and its right gridline. Read/write Integer.

RowSource

You can use the RowSource property (along with the RowSourceType property) to tell Microsoft Access how to provide data tothe specified object. Read/write String.

RowSourceType

You can use the RowSourceType property (along with the RowSource property) to tell Microsoft Access how to provide data tothe specified object. Read/write String.

Scaling

Controls how the contents of an object frame control are displayed. Read/write Byte.

Section

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

ShortcutMenuBar

You can use the ShortcutMenuBar property to specify the shortcut menu that will appear when you right-click on the specified object. Read/write String.

SizeMode

You can use the SizeMode property to specify how to size a picture or other object in a bound object frame, an unbound object frame, or an image control.

SourceDoc

You can use the SourceDoc property to specify the file to create a link to or to embed when you create a linked object or embedded object by using the Action property in Visual Basic. Read/write String.

SourceItem

You can use the SourceItem property to specify the data within a file to be linked when you create a linked OLE object. Read/write String.

SourceObject

You can use this property for linked unbound object frames to determine the complete path and file name of the file that contains the data linked to the object frame. Read-only String.

SpecialEffect

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

StatusBarText

You can use the StatusBarText property to specify the text that is displayed in the status bar when a control is selected. Read/write String.

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 object frame and its top gridline. Read/write Integer.

UpdateMethod

This property has been deprecated. Use the UpdateOptions property to specify how a linkedOLE object is updated.

UpdateOptions

You can use the UpdateOptions property to specify how a linkedOLE object is updated. Read/write Integer.

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'sAction property is set to acOLEActivate. Read/write Long.

VerticalAnchor

Gets or sets an AcVerticalAnchor constant that indicates how the specified object frame 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.

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