MinMaxButtons Property
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Form.MinMaxButtons Property (Access)

Office 2013 and later

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You can use the MinMaxButtons property to specify whether the Maximize and Minimize buttons will be visible on a form. Read/write Byte.

expression .MinMaxButtons

expression A variable that represents a Form object.

The MinMaxButtons property uses the following settings.


Visual Basic




The Maximize and Minimize buttons aren't visible.

Min Enabled


Only the Minimize button is visible.

Max Enabled


Only the Maximize button is visible.

Both Enabled


(Default) Both the Minimize and Maximize buttons are visible.

You can set the MinMaxButtons property only in form Design view.

Clicking a form's Maximize button enlarges the form so it fills the Microsoft Access window. Clicking a form's Minimize button reduces the form to a short title bar at the bottom of the Microsoft Access window.

To display the Maximize and Minimize buttons on a form, you must set the form's BorderStyle property to Thin or Sizable and the ControlBox property to Yes. If you set the BorderStyle property to None or Dialog, or if you set the ControlBox property to No, the form won't have Maximize or Minimize buttons, regardless of the MinMaxButtons property setting.

Even when the MinMaxButtons property is set to None, a form always has Maximize and Minimize buttons in Design view.

If a form's MinMaxButtons property is set to None, the Maximize and Minimize commands aren't available on the form's Control menu.

The following example returns the value of the MinMaxButtons property for the "Order Entry" form.

Dim b As Byte 
b = Forms("Order Entry").MinMaxButtons


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