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  1. Allow arrow up/down keys to move between previous/next row in continuous form

    In a datasheet form we can navigate left/right as well as up/down, navigating between different rows of the recordset.

    In continuous forms the up/down errors behave the same as left/right.

    Nowadays, to achieve the described behavior we have to catch the KeyDown event in a continuous form and MoveNext or MovePrevious with error handling for first/last record etc.

    Instead the behavior should be the same as in datasheet form.
    There can be an option similar to "Move after <Enter>".

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    • Increase font size of Property Sheet

      The font size on the property sheet is really tiny. Like, 10pt or something ridiculous. Please make it bigger or allow us to change the font size. Banded rows could be nice too, but once the text is larger, it won't be as much of an issue.

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      • conditional formating rules on controls

        Add the ability to set border color and thickness and line type. Also allow conditional formatting for checkboxes - Would be nice to not have to do this all in code.

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        • ITEMS in Detail Section with Crosstab Queries and specified fixed headings should have option to suppress repeating

          Whenever an ITEM such as a heading progress bar is in the Detail section, so if you display the form as Continuous Forms, you will see a progress bar in each displayed record. It will happen whenever a Continuous Form displays more than one record.

          The only way to avoid this is to move the progress bar to the form header (or footer) section.

          Please refer to the attached design, on the very last page described in microsoft forums.

          https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_access-mso_windows8-mso_2010/crosstab-query-to-display-all-records-according-to/b98b9372-1a83-402d-b54d-87ca5b7a7407?messageId=c8966d76-2bcd-4a49-a1cc-83cdcf71a483

          Either an access development enhancement to enable this would provide more flexibility to create complicated reports.

          Thank you kindly.

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          • MS Access 2016 bug: if a form's "Popup" property is changed to "Yes" then Screen.ActiveForm stops working

            There is a bug in MS Access 2016 in which if one changes the property of a form's "Popup" to "Yes" then Screen.ActiveForm function stops working... after a while. If I toggle it to "No" it works again. Can you please fix this bug?

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            • Formula field type

              I'd like to be able to define an input field as a calculated field based on a simple formula (arithmetic operations + parenthesis would be enough).

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                • Option and property to enable/disable Replace tab in Find and Replace dialog box

                  Find is very useful for users but I always afraid one day they will click Replace tab and make a mistake by replaces some data in the table which it is impossible to recover back.

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                  • Can we have onClick() events on the bars/columns/slices in the new charts

                    Love the new charts but can we have onClick() events on the bars/columns/slices so that create drill downs using VBA
                    Always made me sad that MSGraph had events in Excel but not Access.

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                    • Create an appointment booking system template

                      I would like to create an appointment booking system that I can add into an existing database. I'd like to be able to schedule an appointment which will show up in both Access and Outlook. I think it would be beneficial to have a template which allows you to create, edit and cancel appointments on the database, will give you pop-up reminders, and send emails to specific people with reminders etc. for their appointment. It should have an calendar overview and give you access to all of the information you have on your contacts.

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                      • Find what's calling "Enter Parameter Value"

                        When Access asks for a parameter, it's usually a bug (because something got renamed, for example). All too often, I have no idea which control is asking for the value, so I have to manually look into the source objects of every dropdown, sub control, etc. It's a HUGE pain in the neck for maintaining large forms.

                        Can we get some kind of Dev mode that would add another button to the "Enter Parameter Value" that when clicked, would show us the specific control(s) calling for the value? That would be so helpful!

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                        • Allow theme colors in conditional formatting

                          We use theme colors heavily in our applications, but it becomes very cumbersome when it comes to conditional formatting. The formatting only supports selecting a fixed/constant color, so you can't select a theme color.

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                          • Improve the facility to group tables under its parent database in the Linked Table Manager form

                            I have more than 10 Backend ACCDB's connecting to a single Front-end ACCDB. In such a scenario it becomes very difficult to identify which tables are linked to which database.
                            I would like to request the Access team to Group all tables to the ACCDB from where they are being linked to. This way its easy to identify and relink only the required tables and jump directly to its parent database.
                            Thank you in advance.

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                            • Translucent form

                              Translucent forms looks much better than a usual form.
                              If possible please try to add a method to create a translucent form in access.

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                              • A bug? Why promted to save all Subforms when just moving the splitter bar on Main

                                I have a MainForm - Split form with datasheet on Right. Each time the user changes the width of the datasheet and thereafter Close the form, he/she is prompted to save not only the change of the MainForm - all Suforms has to be saved too-

                                I want to turn off the promted savings of Subforms

                                Please see what witten on MSDN:
                                https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/9b5b0533-525b-44b0-b657-f2c715fb5040/why-must-all-subforms-be-saved-again-and-again-when-i-just-adjusting-the-split-on-the-mainform?forum=accessdev

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                                • Why does the "w" not work in DateDiff() ...

                                  Many folks misunderstand the "w" interval setting used in the DateDiff() expression. The MS Access help file indicates that this interval is for "Weekdays". To some the term "Weekdays" means "Workdays" (ie: Monday through Friday), thus the confusion and claim that the "w" interval does not work. But the term "Weekdays" (thus the interval "w") means an indicated day of the week.
                                  o ... with an expression like:
                                  DateDiff("w", #4/1/2008#, #4/30/2008#)
                                  The returned result is 4. Access looks at the start date of the indicated span and determines the day of the week the start date falls on, which is…

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                                  • Expose method to get row under cursor

                                    In a continous form, if you click an image, the focus does not change to the row in which the image is placed, unlike when you click e.g. a textbox. Obviously Access must have a method of identifying the current row as well as moving focus to that row. Please expose these methods to the VBA environment and the developer.

                                    Initially I would like to just use this for e.g. images, but it would be nice if it was possible to get the current row during mouse-over as well, to allow for better context sensitive displays.

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                                    • Add a ListView control as an alternative to the ListBox.

                                      Add a ListView control like the one in Dynamics AX. The control should NOT HAVE master/child field linking. Only needs an after-update event that triggers when the user clicks on a row, just like a ListBox.

                                      Access ListBox is frequently used for form navigation. It’s easy to implement but has several serious drawbacks.

                                      Its worst drawback is the form blinking that occurs when the AfterUpdate event is triggered. This makes your form functionality unprofessional.

                                      Other drawbacks: It’s static, user can’t adjust column width or row height. Can’t be filtered or copied from.

                                      The current work around is to use a…

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                                      • Access Student db could have a function for managing student grades as well

                                        Access Student db could have a function for managing student grades as well. Will be fantastic for people like me who manage grades on Excel sheets. Thank you.

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                                        • Fix the form design ribbon (Access 2016 /365)

                                          The Form Design Ribbon does not work unless it is 'pinned', when unpinned, cant add a control to the form.

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