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  1. 7 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Generate barcodes

        Access needs a native control that accepts a string and outputs it as a barcode displayed on a Form or Report.
        The most commonly used barcodes these days are:
        Code 128
        Code 39
        DataMatrix
        PDF417
        QR Code
        etc

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barcode

        reason for request: there is no easy way to generate barcodes, especially 2D ones with pure VBA without having to reference external OCX/DLL libraries.
        Office (Access, Word, Excel) needs a built in barcode control.

        70 votes
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          10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hi Piotr, and barcode supporters,

          It would be good to hear more about what you’d expect from a native barcode control -
          what formats are mostly used? what are other requirements for barcode support?

          Thanks,
          Michal [MSFT]

        • 4 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • reference

            the behavior of broken references could be improved. Actually a broken reference leads to strange Problems in Areas that are not directly affected by the reference

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              5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Coloured Tabs in Tabbed Forms

              The only way to make a tabbed form have a colour is to resort to some trick like using a coloured background behind a transparent tab or pasting an image onto it. These cause problems when moving controls around.

              It would be nice for the tab control to have the same functionality as a form where one can set the background colour.

              40 votes
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              • More Controls are every time in the foreground (e.g. slider, speed) when you work with a sub form

                There are several controls that always in the foreground (eg. Speed, Slider, ..) appear and other controls can not be covered). This is very disturbing when programming.

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                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Listbox update

                  Have a fully programmable listbox with events like comctl listbox and treeview we had. Sizable columns, header click, sorting, image support.

                  52 votes
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                    8 comments  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Hi Yossi,

                    Thanks for posing on Access UserVoice.
                    We are not quite sure we fully understand the suggestion here.
                    Could you elaborate and provide more details?

                    Thanks,
                    Michal [MSFT]

                  • Access 2016: Form Property No Border still shows border!

                    Access 2016: Form Property No Border still shows border! Property Popup = No.

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