Section.OnPrint Property (Access)

Sets or returns the value of the On Print box in the Properties window of a report section. Read/write String.

expression .OnPrint

expression A variable that represents a Section object.

This property is helpful for programmatically changing the action Microsoft Access takes when an event is triggered. For example, between event calls you may want to change an expression's parameters, or switch from an event procedure to an expression or macro, depending on the circumstances under which the event was triggered.

The Print event occurs after data in a report section is formatted for printing, but before the section is printed.

The OnPrint value will be one of the following, depending on the selection chosen in the Choose Builder window (accessed by clicking the Build button next to the On Print box in the report section's Properties window):

  • If Expression Builder is chosen, the value will be "=expression", where expression is the expression from the Expression Builder window.

  • If Macro Builder is chosen, the value is the name of the macro.

  • If Code Builder is chosen, the value will be "[Event Procedure]".

If the On Print box is blank, the property value is an empty string.

The following example prints the value of the OnPrint property in the Immediate window for the "GroupHeader0" section in the "Purchase Order" report.

Debug.Print Reports("Purchase Order").Section("GroupHeader0").OnPrint
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