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  1. 12 votes
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  2. Give us a PDB (Program Debug Database) as in VS

    What I would welcome most is line number information on errors. We all know about error numbers that are not always "self-explanatory"...

    8 votes
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  3. Update the access.Please fix the problem and looking the problem to finding a soution as soon as

    fixing the access Especially

    Create a blank Access Desktop Database (Database.accdb).

    I can't open

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  4. Fix a bug in the Application.PlainText() method

    I found a bug in the Application.PlainText() method. This method "Strips the rich text formatting from a string and returns an unformatted text string."

    I don't know where else to report a bug like this. I reported the CTRL+A SQL editor bug to UserVoice and it was fixed.

    I am writing a SQL formatter that will adjust the layout and colorize a SQL statement in a Rich Text box. I expect PlainText() to remove Rich Text formatting without corrupting the SQL statement.

    You can reproduce this bug in the Immediate Window.

    ? PlainText("SELECT Record_ID,<BR>'Hello ' & Name")

    correctly returns:

    SELECT…

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  5. pin to taskbar access db in windows 10

    Unable to pin to taskbar my access db application

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  6. term dates

    Please add the ability to set term dates, like quarters can be done (so like spring, summer, winter) and possibly add holiday versions as well/customisable amounts.

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  7. Put more Access 2007 Background Colour in Access 2016

    We find that the background colour selection in Access 2016 are way too restrictive (blinding white). Access 2007 has a light blue background and is pleasing to the eye. Would it be possible to include in Access 2016 along with other colour options?

    11 votes
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  8. Navigation Control Bug Causing State Loss and VBA Project Reset

    Clicking on two different tabs of Navigation control each tab containing a subform is causing state loss in the VBA environment. Running code is reset, all static and object references are lost.

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  9. Developer helpers


    1. Fix all the tiny dialogs to at a minimum be sizable.

    2. Modify the linked tables manager to sort by data source. Since you can only relink one datasource at a time it makes absolutely no sense to sort alphabetically, especially when the window is so small that you can't even read half the table names, either do this easily by sorting by data source or even better by creating a source drop down and using that to filter so the form only shows tables from a particular source. I have a sample I created for my own use if you…
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  10. Buy out EverythingAccess.com's vbWatchdog add-in and incorporate it into VBA

    Error-handling: Buy out EverythingAccess.com's vbWatchdog add-in and incorporate it into VBA. It makes error-handling so much easier and much like that in .NET.

    18 votes
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  11. Enable Password Decryption using a different Password

    Users having the ability to Decrypt the Database is a huge security liability. Unencrypted databases enable Remote Queries which are very simple to create. Even the System Tables can be access by Remote Queries from another database.

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  12. Make Access an SDI program

    I mis-wrote yesterday. What I propose is that Access offer an SDI user interface - Forms etc.. don't have to be modal and display in separate windows. Word and Excel have been upgraded to that mode of display, why not Access.

    6 votes
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  13. Add a VBA method to the Navigation Pane so the Search Bar text can be cleared or set

    I have developed a few Access Add-ins that I use to extend the development environment (like a Navigation Pane replacement with features like Access 2003). I'm able to use VBA to select an object on the Navigation Pane, but only if it's visible in the current Search filter. I'd like you to add a method to the Navigation Pane so I can clear the Search Bar, or even better allow me to set the value. Does adding a method like this cause a lot of heartache for the Access team?

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  14. file corruption. make access more robust. even with sql server backend is frontend corruption a problem

    I would think after all these years MS has a pretty good knowldge about reasons for file corruption. It is quite the joy when The dreaded dialog that deletes Your vba Project appears...

    17 votes
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  15. Support strong-typed nullable data types.

    In VBA, we can only store nulls in a Variant data type. But I hate this because this lacks information whether this is a string, a number or date. In SQL, those data types are all nullable but we have to constantly do Nz(), IsNull(), to avoid the nefarious error "Invalid use of Null".

    Please make it possible for us to specify a nullable data type so that we also know this can be only either a null or a number (and thus prevent invalid entries of string in addition to writing self-documenting code).

    11 votes
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  16. 7 votes
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  17. VBA Application Add-Ins

    Create a new type of VBA add-in (*.accda) that loads before the database is loaded, can display its own ribbon and is unloaded after the database is unloaded. This would enable VBA programmers to build application add-ins like in Excel or Word.

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  18. Import from Access to hide and ignore Msys tables

    If you have set your nav pane options to show system objects, they should not show in the Import list.

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  19. wpf

    wpf/xaml Controls and Windows

    allow to insert wpf/xaml Windows to be placed in the forms-container.
    so developers can switch partially the accdb apps to new databases

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  20. Create an "Access Enterprise" version with most of the improvements we've suggested.

    This new SKU would be welcomed by Enterprise IT departments and the professional development community if it lives up to their expectations. You can also charge a subscription or one-time payment for the Access Enterprise runtime's in order to fund the improvements we've requested in this site.

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