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  1. Modify form and report designer to allow use to add (sub) sections (detail/group/header/footers)

    I would find the ability to add additional sections would give greater design capability. Similar functionality to that provided in Crystal Reports.

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  2. Create a customizable validator for textbox

    Access has a field validator in table designer.

    But in forms would be good to have, for example, predefined (and customizable) validators, like e-mail, directly on textboxes. And, instead of a message box, we can paint the control and show a tooltip with error.

    For reference, take a look at section "validator" in Bootstrap or Material design.

    Thanks!

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  3. Remove the orange selection border in design view.

    I guess this border is introduced in order to see more clearly which control is selected. However this selection border now hides the border of the selected controls and for this reason you need to deselect the control to see how they are aligned with other controls or to view how the placement shows is within the design.

    And if the control is not place how you want, you need to select it again, move it a little with the arrow keys, deselect it to view the result, etc.
    In earlier version of Access, without this orange border, this works…

    9 votes
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  4. Fix how the tabbed interface behaves when switching to design view

    When using the tabbed interface, if you switch a form out of Form view to Design view, the interface changes to the next tab in the sequence. You have to manually re-select the tab you were working on each time, which is really annoying. This bug affects all versions that support the tabbed interface, from what I have observed.

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    With the latest version of Access, we are not able to reproduce the issue you are describing.
    If you still experience problems with the tabbed interface please provide information about the version you are using, and steps to reproduce.

    Thanks,
    Access Engineering

  5. 2 votes
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  6. Outlook style navigation control for users when running an application

    Have the navigation pane have two modes. The default design pane or an Outlook style navigation control that can be used by the application. It would have properties that would run various objects like forms, reports, queries or code but no design capabilities. Even allow for multiple navigation control object for multi user roles but the application would only be set to one navigation control in the navigation pane. People are used to the Outlook paradigm.

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  7. Highlightable property for all controls including rows on continuous forms

    Windows 10 in particular like to highlight controls as you pass over them. This capability should be available for any control and would also be very useful on a continuous form to highlight a particular row as you mouse over.

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  8. Combox - separate what is shown when "open" to what is shown when "closed"

    If you select values via combobox (you open it to show a list of values) then i often want to restrict what is shown there, but if combobox is "closed" (just the result is shown) then i do not want to apply any restriction there. (When closed Show "Select Names form tblAdress" but for show selection: SELECT Names from tblAdress WHERE dept = 1; ) ...

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  10. Fix unwanted form resizing issues NOW!!!

    Rather than ask for a new feature, I'd prefer Microsoft get off their a** and finally fix the broken features Access already has. After years and years, there is no good reason whatsoever why MS Access forms keep blowing up during just because... potato. I use only popup forms. There is no reason why every once in a while my popup forms stop displaying at all, causing me to have to change the popup property to "No" and restart. After all these years of this very same BS, this is just retarded on Microsoft's part. And especially bad is when…

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  11. Allow for key-in object name in Form/Report property sheet

    Right now we must select an object from the drop down list. Depending on the number of objects on a form it can be rather time consuming to scroll to the object you want. It would more user friendly to allow input of the object name just like in a combo box in access.

    Thanks for your consideration!

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  12. POSSIBILITY TO ADD SEGMENTS LIKE EXCEL IN A FORM

    To apply filter easily
    data source: values of the segment : sql
    child object : subform in continhous mode
    field father:child
    Sorry for my poor english

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