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Form.HasModule Property (Access)

You can use the HasModule property to specify or determine whether a form or report has a class module. Read/write Boolean.

expression .HasModule

expression A variable that represents a Form object.

The HasModule property uses the following settings.


Visual Basic




The form or report has a class module.



(Default) The form or report doesn't have a class module.

Setting this property to False can improve the performance and decrease the size of your database.

The HasModule property can be set only in form or report Design view but can be read in any view.

Forms or reports that have the HasModule property set to No are considered lightweight objects. Lightweight objects are smaller and typically load and display faster than objects with associated class modules. In many cases, a form or report doesn't need to use event procedures and doesn't require a class module.

If your application uses a switchboard form to navigate to other forms, instead of using command buttons with event procedures, you can use a command button with a macro or hyperlink. For example, to open the Employees form from a command button on a switchboard, you can set the control's HyperlinkSubAddress property to "Form Employees".

Lightweight objects don't appear in the Object Browser and you can't use the New keyword to create a new instance of the object. A lightweight form or report can be used as a subform or subreport and will appear in the Forms or Reports collection. Lightweight objects support the use of macros, and public procedures that exist in standard modules when called from the object's property sheet.

Microsoft Access sets the HasModule property to True as soon as you attempt to view an object's module, even if no code is actually added to the module. For example, selecting Code from the View menu for a form in Design view causes Microsoft Access to add a class module to the Form object and set its HasModule property to True. You can add a class module to an object in the same way by setting the HasModule property to Yes in an object's property sheet.

If you set the HasModule property to No by using an object's property sheet or set it to False by using Visual Basic, Microsoft Access deletes the object's class module and any code it may contain.

When you use a method of the Module object or refer to the Module property for a form or report in Design view, Microsoft Access creates the associated module and sets the object's HasModule property to True. If you refer to the Module property of a form or report at run-time and the object has its HasModule property set to False, an error will occur.

Objects created by using the CreateForm or CreateReport methods are lightweight by default.