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  2. Bug in Access build 11029.20108 -Access Application crash

    I have been able to replicate an error where a form containing only one object - a subform - and no form procedures at all for both the parent and child can crash without warning.

    The situation is that the above mentioned form is a search result screen displaying records that match the criteria built in a different form, a search form.

    The results form is opened - hidden - the recordsourcethen altered to match the search criteria and a recordset clone is then used to count the records - if the the record count is greater than 1 then…

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  3. Putting a softkey in access to convert form to report

    Its good to have a softkey in access to convert ( form) to (report ) so we don't have to design a report that have same shape and design aspect.

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  4. New Features

    New abilities:
    -Alter the shape of a forms border (i.e. Circular - spiky - shadows)
    -Add transparency as a feature for forms, controls
    -add gradients for backgrounds on forms /reports
    -add window pinning for forms and reports to pin the object at a certain location on screen and apply a width / height percentage for the object (technically possible already but a cleaner option should be provided)
    -a built in custom ribbon editor
    -Allow your new external data - link table manager - to connect to tables of the same name without prompt! very frustration as it is. even just…

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  5. Filemaker is a subsidiary of Apple Inc. Access databases have more users. Could Access product become a subsidiary, not just part of O365

    Filemaker is a subsidiary of Apple Inc. Access databases have more users. I have been using Access databases for the last 15 years. Could Access database product become an independent subsidiary of Microsoft Inc., not just part of Office 365? Hate to see this product die.

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  6. Correct bug when importing forms with old ie-control

    If creating a new empty accdb (acc 2013 32 bit) and you say "import all" and you have a form (in the old accdb) which contains an (older) IE-Control (part from Internet explorer) Then the form cannot copied over to a new database, but that form corrupts. Old bug, but extremely ennoying, as you cannot be sure that the created database is OK. Especially when you have 100+ Forms in it ...

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  7. SQL Server - Linked Tables: Add discription to field names in development mode.

    In MS Access its easy to add descriptions to fields in table editor. These descriptions are neither taken over when using ssma nor are they brought back to Access when already existing in sql server.

    I've written a vba-script that creates an T_SQL script to create all field descriptions of a table. But even if descriptions exists they are not reshown in the linked table.

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  8. 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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  9. interate a powerful smtp-mail object with html and attachment support

    the docmd.sendobject ist too limited.
    html formated Mail-Body is essential and easy sending attached files.
    the object should be robust, and retry sending if the mailserver is not available.
    If the existing Rich Text Control would support Pictures it would be perfect to use it as a mail Editor.
    That would be great!

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  10. Create a calendar view that can be used to show recordsets with date columns.

    You would set the properties of the control to a main date field in the table/query and have a click event from which an Add/Edit form could open.

    Thanks for your consideration!

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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. Bug in Access build 11029.20108 -Memory crash

    I have a screen shot of the error message if someone can point me in the direction of someone who cares. The crash happens when I had the MS Access Menu open and Windows alerted me to a restart pending. I accepted the restart only to be prompted with an Error - The instruction at 0x0000000077BBEB85 referenced memory at 0x00000000000000060. The The memory could not be written.

    The error title was Access:MSACCESS.EXE - Application Error

    click ok to terminate the program

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  13. Highlight or bold objects that are open in design or view mode in the object list pane

    Hello!

    We are using MS Office Professional Plus 2013.

    When working on more than one object in MS Access design mode, it is very easy to "stack" object windows on top of each other with the items underneath being "lost". It is possible to move another object that is open in design mode to the foreground by clicking on it in the object list pane (the list of objects on the left), but this is not always as easy as it could be because there could be a large number of objects of a particular type, and also the exact…

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  14. search queries by date or part of the name

    for me it would be very useful to be able to search queries by date or part of the name

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  15. 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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  18. Make the NOrthwind data base editable

    I like the northwind template but wish I could edit it.

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  19. Backstage Fix version 2005

    The BackStage of the latest release of Access as of 19/June/2020 appears to override the custom Backstage built via the usysribbons table. The File, New, Open, Account Tabs among others are visible even if the custom usys ribbon explicitly says not to include them. This then places our custom backstage into a nested Tab instead of being the default full screen Backstage as intended.

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  20. Enable accde's to show in Recent list and be "pinned"

    When you right click on the Access Icon on the Task Bar it only shows accdb files. If you have opened an accde it is not listed!
    This is matched in the Recent list of the file tab too.
    Please fix this (again).

    Regards
    Brian from ProcessIT

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