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  1. Improve the Basic Graphics Model

    Add levels of transparency, blur, shadows, and drop shadows. We can fake some of these today, but it takes a lot of resources and time. These are all things needed to make apps look modern in Windows 10.

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  2. ComboBox

    Why Did Not Applied Property ( LineStyle ) For ListBox Or Combobox In Access 2007

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  3. 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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  4. Allow multiple Values to be updated in combo box and list box

    When you select a value in a combo box it only allow you to update one field. I know that I can update multiple values using VBA. I would like to this in the combo and list boxes. I would put this change in the combo box Wizard.

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  5. new Form Chart control needs to allow already transformed row sources

    Thanks so much for the new Forms Chart object. Unfortunately, I can't use it in my primary use case for charts on forms since my aggregate is a moving average based on a parameterized query. So, suggestion is that the new Chart should not REQUIRE setting of a TransformedRowSource but should allow an already-transformed RowSource to be used in lieu of having to do the transform itself.

    3 votes
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  6. design wizzard to transform old apps in modern design

    there are so many good working Access applications but too many look Grey-old like norhwind.
    Please make a simple Transformation wizzard for forms to Change the design of all existing forms in one Application. Change Color, font, increase space between controls, bring alle Buttons to a modern design and Standard Actions on buttons with a modern Icon, endless forms with alterning Colors ….
    this could increase the value of many Access applications and the Image of access!

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  7. Tab Control bug

    When you cut controls in a form & paste them into a tab control they lose all of their links to event procedures.

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  8. Render Tab Character (ASCII 9) Correctly in Textbox

    When pasting data into Access Text boxes, if the data contains the tab character (ASCII 9) the tab is not rendered correctly. What's worse is that moving the arrow key after that character also behaves strangely. The cursor appears to be in one location but edits to the text occur in a different location. Please fix this UI issue.

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  9. Gui ribbon editor

    Allow access developers to create or edit a ribbon with a gui rather than having to write xml.

    11 votes
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  10. Please create global methods to deactivate the CTRL+MINUS (delete the current record) and the CTRL+PLUS (add record) shortcut:

    Please create global methods to deactivate the CTRL+MINUS (delete the current record) and the CTRL+PLUS (add record) shortcut:
    • Bug report: In some forms AllowDeletions is mysteriously set to true, even if the form has AllowDeletions = False set (this is only displayed correctly in debug mode). CTRL-Minus then deletes a record without question. Calling Me.AllowDeletions = False in the Form_Open event helps. Access option "Confirm Record Changes" was not set.
    • In the AutoKeys macro sub-macros for ^{-} and ^{+} are not allowed (but {DEL}, ^{DEL}, ^{X} are possible).
    • The Access option "Confirm Record Changes" is helpful, but…

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 1 vote
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  15. 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>".

    48 votes
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  16. 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.

    7 votes
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  17. 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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  18. 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.

    6 votes
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  19. 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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  20. 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/msofficeaccess-msowindows8-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…

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