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CommandButton.Default Property (Access)

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

expression .Default

expression A variable that represents a CommandButton object.

The Default property uses the following settings.

Setting

Visual Basic

Description

Yes

True

The command button is the default button.

No

False

(Default) The command button isn't the default button.

When the command button's Default property setting is Yes and the Form window is active, the user can choose the command button by pressing ENTER (if no other command button has the focus) as well as by clicking the command button.

Only one command button on a form can be the default button. When the Default property is set to Yes for one command button, it is automatically set to No for all other command buttons on the form.

For a form that supports irreversible operations, such as deletions, it's a good idea to make the Cancel button the default command button. To do this, set both the Default property and the Cancel property to Yes.

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