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  1. Split forms in popup mode getting uncontrollable size

    Split forms in popup mode getting uncontrollable size as they spread out of the screen if the datasheet on bottom. is it Possible to make it desired size.

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  2. splitter control

    A splitter control similar to the infragistics Vb6 control was one of my favourites.. It allowed you to apportion the screen in panels, great for displaying more than one thing at once. Saves alot of code in the resize event.

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  3. improve performance of conditional formating

    conditional formating is a great feature but slow when data is not small and forms flicker. Can you please improve that?
    By the way: Shadows of Buttons flicker too.

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  4. 1 vote
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  5. Fix Bug - Forms with ActiveX controls cause Exception 0xc0000374 since at least 16.0.11727.20118

    Opening/using forms that contain ActiveX controls, notably "Microsoft TreeView Control, version 6.0" cause Access to crash since at least version 16.0.11727.20210 on the Monthly channel. No versions in the Semi-annual (Targeted) channel seem to have this bug (yet).

    The forms affected usually crash within moments of opening, but occasionally will work to some degree for several seconds.

    Faulting application name: MSACCESS.EXE, version: 16.0.11727.20210, time stamp: 0x5d0d79e6
    Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 10.0.18362.1, time stamp: 0x9bbcb4a9
    Exception code: 0xc0000374
    Fault offset: 0x000df8cd
    Faulting process ID: 0x50d4
    Faulting application start time: 0x01d52cbe9164d25e
    Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Root\Office16\MSACCESS.EXE
    Faulting module path:…

    3 votes
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  6. Modern UX Menu Tree Control

    This Control would have a Modern Appearance that we see on a lot of Websites using the Bootstrap technology. When the User resizes the Application, it would respond and collapse to a hash icon of some type.

    This Control would be Table Sourced, where the Developer could enter Custom Search Terms and then map it to an existing Form Object. A default could be set to inherit the existing Custom Category, or inherit the Parent Child Navigation Buttons on a Navigation Control. The Developer could Customize from there. The Possibilities are endless.

    The built-in Navigator exposes too many objects to…

    3 votes
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  7. Ny global mal

    Mal for å holde orden på for eks idrettslag: Medlemmer, kontaktdata, betaling av kontingent (oversikt over hele medlemskapsperioden), Utsendelse av info på epost, adresseutskrift på konvolutter.

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  8. forms record navigation area make the number of records larger!

    If you have a form on screen with a few thousand records the small area in the navigation line at the bottom of the field cannot show large numbers. Eg record 234 of 34,000 does not display very well.
    It should be easier to make this area bigger!

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  9. Access 2016: Form border width is too narrow .

    Sizeable MDI forms in Access 2016 have a single-pixel border that is very hard to grab with the mouse.

    The form borders show as a single-pixel whether the form mode is "no border", "dialog", "sizable" or "thin".

    One work-around is to make the form a popup form, but if you make every single form in the database popup, you lose the MDI functionality and the ability to have a genuine popup form. When everything is on top then effectively nothing is.

    This creates a serious accessibility issue particularly when combined with the fact that MS Access forms and controls don't…

    10 votes
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  10. Student Database

    The Student Database template uses a tabbed form to access alternative data on a specific student. I would like to be able to add 2 more tabs, but when I set them up, they don't point to the specific student in the overarching form. Can you include a table in the template that gives some explanation on how the writer did this with the other tabs?

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  11. Limits are reached - if I open one more form: Error 3048: Cannot open any more databases

    I have 2 reports and 1 form open. Each of theses has complex data sources (with many joins, subqueries...). If I open an fourth report - I get the error message.

    I think the limits are to low. Please upgrade them.

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  12. Enable Rich Text fields in textboxes to show and create tables.

    The Rich Text format of a Long Text field is very helpful for formatting text, but has the major flaw of not being able to create or display tables, i.e. grids. The FMS Total Access Memo ActiveX control will display them, but can't modify them, so Access currently seems to be unable to properly handle tables in formatted text. These need to be creatable and modifiable in textboxes on forms and displayable on reports, please.

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  13. new templates for collectors

    Microsoft Access templates for collectors. There are many different types of collections (e. g. minerals, rocks, fossils, artwork, coins, stamps, etc., etc.). I suggest that museums that specialize in each type of collection be consulted as to what information each type of template includes.

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  14. Produce an audit trail for converting older Access programs to Access 365

    Have Access 365 produce a report showing the changes it makes to older Access databases after you run and compile in Access 365. I recently encountered a situation where Access365 automatically resized one of my forms on conversion making the form seem to be invisible.

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  15. Fix "There isn't enough memory to update the Display" issues

    Our customers are increasingly encountering "There isn't enough memory to update the display. Close unneeded programs and try again." error messages after working in the application for a few minutes/hours.

    This screen capture shows example:
    https://bluelink-my.sharepoint.com/:i:/g/personal/darrenbluelinkca/EcLAFCqZkedHn7tqsKHwUUABFrj6r6bo3qvT1FXAgxXrBA?e=TN6o2R

    Note that this customer had no other Access forms Open other than the one shown in the screen capture.

    Is there a code change that can be made, or is this a problem that the Access team has to solve? Note this is running in Server 2016 RDP server.

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  16. When setting 'can grow' to yes in a form field, the form field should grow!

    I have a form with a subform. The subform is set to continuous because I want to see all of the records that relate to that particular item.

    I have a form field (Text Box) which is set to Long Text, and the properties are Can grow = yes, except in form view the field doesn't grow! Apparently this is reserved for when the form or report is printed. This is not what users want or need, and I don't want to have to set the field to be bigger than it is just so that any wrapped text shows…

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  17. When setting 'can grow' to yes in a form field, the form field should grow!

    I have a form with a subform. The subform is set to continuous because I want to see all of the records that relate to that particular item.

    I have a form field (Text Box) which is set to Long Text, and the properties are Can grow = yes, except in form view the field doesn't grow! Apparently this is reserved for when the form or report is printed. This is not what users want or need, and I don't want to have to set the field to be bigger than it is just so that any wrapped text shows…

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  18. 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>".

    50 votes
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  19. Create a developers version including functionality to create Web forms.

    Microsoft wasted money developing LightSwitch and Access web Apps.
    Invest in a new developers version of Msaccess that has controls similar to DevExpress or Telerik that can create .Net apps as well. I.T would easily pay 000's $ per developer and Microsoft would make money on MSaccess.

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  20. Add Form position properties (x and y) to window screen

    It would be great if access form (either overlapped or popup form) has X and Y poperty fixed to active screen (measurement in twips). As far I know, the property LEFT and TOP are relative to their window (most value are 0 if a form in topmost or leftmost.

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