Control.Name Property (Access)

Office 2013 and later

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You can use the Name property to determine the string expression that identifies the name of an object. Read-only String.

expression .Name

expression A variable that represents a Control object.

A valid name must conform to the standard naming conventions for Microsoft Access. For controls, the name may be as long as 255 characters.

For an unbound control, the default name is the type of control plus a unique integer. For example, if the first control you add to a form is a text box, its Name property setting is Text1

For a bound control, the default name is the name of the field in the underlying source of data. If you create a control by dragging a field from the field list, the field's FieldName property setting is copied to the control's Name property box.

You can't use "Form" or "Report" to name a control or section.

Controls on the same form, report, or data access page can't have the same name, but controls on different forms, reports or data access pages can have the same name. A control and a section on the same form can't share the same name.

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