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  1. Form scaling and splitter bars

    Provide for splitter bars as well as form size scaling

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    • SQL View - Add replace to edit mode

      If in SQL View of a query it is extremely annoying not to have the replace command handy.

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      • Add a TreeGrid Control

        A TreeGrid control could be used in forms, or as just a Tree control. This should be a somewhat customizable look and feel.

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          0 comments  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 19 votes
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          • Enable Access (and all VBA apps) to work with the new Microsoft Graph

            "Microsoft Graph is the gateway to data and intelligence in Microsoft 365. Microsoft Graph provides a unified programmability model that you can use to take advantage of the tremendous amount of data in Office 365, Enterprise Mobility + Security, and Windows 10.
            You can use the Microsoft Graph API to build apps for organizations and consumers that interact with the data of millions of users. With Microsoft Graph, you can connect to a wealth of resources, relationships, and intelligence, all through a single endpoint: https://graph.microsoft.com."

            It seems that just about every language except VBA can be used to run…

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            • Function to completely hide Access Window (tick box)

              Currently we are having to use custom modules to disable the main access window although these work their the cleanest way of doing things, would it be possible to add a function in the options menu to hide the Main Access window and only show Popup forms and reports.

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              • Bring back the shortcut menu interface for creating shortcut menus

                Shortcut menus are very usefull and after access 2003 the interface for creating them has removed.You have to bring it back.

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                • Make it possible to stop Access Desktop from being an Automation Server so that security is improved

                  Currently, if a user has Access running, much of what is meant to be secured can be accessed from another program, e.g. Excel, via Automation. This is not good.

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                    9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 19 votes
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                    • Create a stand alone file independently version of Access or Runtime and 32 or 64 bit architecture

                      Due to the currently conflicts between versions, I think it would be necessary to create a stand alone file that can be run independently of the version of Access or Runtime and 32 or 64 bit architecture, that the user has installed!!

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                      • Please stop Access 2013 from automatically changing the Modified Date on Access files if no changes are made to a file

                        I have Office Professional 2013.

                        I have it installed on an Asus Laptop running Windows 8.1.

                        Also OP 2010 on Windows 7.

                        I open 99% of my files through "File Explorer" as I have several thousand (files) sorted into numerous sub-folders.

                        Whenever I open an Access file to check some details and then close it WITHOUT MAKING CHANGES "File Explorer" shows that Access has automatically changed the "Date Modified" to the most recent date and time that I open and then close the file.

                        This is despite the fact that the last time I may have made a change whether…

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                          7 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 18 votes
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                          • Please allow the storing of comments in the SQL of stored queries.

                            If a query is at all complicated, it can be good to store comments, but this is not possible currently in Access.

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                            • Better Backwards Compatibility

                              I have three version of MS Access - 2013, 2010 and 2007. I need this so if I develop a DB with library references (in particular the MS Excel library) and it has to work in an earlier version of Access (so if I developed it in 2013 but it has to work in 2010) I have to open it in 2010 and make sure the references are not missing before giving it to a user. I have tried multiple times to write code that will try and remove the missing reference and add a valid one but why? These…

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                              • Seamless Integration of MS Access with Cloud and Mobile phones

                                I would like to make an access project (database and its associated forms and reports), upload it to a microsoft cloud, and to be able to access it via web and mobile phones. Is it currently possible?

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                                • 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.

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                                    12 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add the ability to import selected VBA references in the Import Objects dialog

                                    A frequent task in Access is to import some or all database objects from an existing database into a blank new database. After that, we must painstakingly set all non-standard VBA references in the new database the same way as in the old one.
                                    It would be nice if we could specify in the Import Objects dialog which references should be copied from the existing database into the new one.

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                                      2 comments  ·  External Data Connectivity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • If Microsoft plans to increase the Sales of MS-Access, please have a MAC Version created

                                      Hello Team,
                                      The Standard Version of Office runs really cool without any doubt on a MAC. But there are millions of MAC users who don't use MAC for Graphics or Animation development but instead look at it as a Stable Machine that can run MS-OFFICE...(Wink).
                                      The real crux in the MAC Office version is MS-Access which when integrated with Outlook is a perfect combination. But the sad part is its missing and only you can make it happen.
                                      There are Millions of Applications out there which should be running on a MAC which really aren't cause there is no MAC…

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                                      • Create a truly locked down FE format

                                        ULS was a pain and way too many people implemented it incorrectly but it did serve a function which we have lost. People who develop Access apps for others need a way to completely lock down the FE. The .accde doesn't cut it because users can still modify tables, queries, and macros. We need something that acts like the .accdr but which isn't a trick. I understand why creating an .exe is not an option but you should be able to create a "permanent" format that acts like .accdr but which can't be undone by simply renaming the file. That…

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                                          2 comments  ·  Runtime  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Enhance Vertical Text to turn 90, 180, 270 degrees

                                          Idea here is, that you should be able to turn text a) not only top to bottom but also b) flipped and c) bottom to top

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