Expand the maximum Form width
Recently I got a new monitor with a resolution of 3440 x 1440. I wanted to create a Form that uses the entire Screen width. I failed because the Specifications only allows a width of 57,79 cm (which in this case corresponds to about 2200 pixels). This was completely sufficient for decades but with these screens nowadays…
If people are upvoting and commenting (like me) it's because we're surprised that it exists and it's enough of a road block that we web searched for a confirmation/solution.
Yet an element in modernising the UI.
Seriously! A 22 Inch wide monitor is tiny now.
I also want to strongly emphasize the need of a much higher maximum form width in Access! This should be a highest prio topic!
While I would love to have more than 57cm on my forms, I think it is linked to more stuff than just the screen resolution. Like printer page size, word also has the same limit, most laptops are still 736p (I know this is ridiculous). Unfortunately we need to program to the lowest environment. I don’t mind it being increased to benefit 3k and 4K screens as long as it does not stuff up the performance.
I have noticed when access communicates with word and goes towards the 55cm limits it is slower than putting the same data on fewer columns.
I think for me the priority should be on improving access speed, as this allows me to do more with the software and managing the formatting with less screen flickers. Maybe even processing the graphics on another processor and the single process is a killer.
Even with the above issues I think Access is a great tool. 👍
Large form width desired
As per business development,
we now have hit into 2 access limitations to design this report:.
1- Maximum 22 inch width for a crosstab query results displayed in form.
2- Repeating ITEMS when placed in a continuous form in the detail area of a crosstab query, that uses fixed headings
Look at the very last page of this development
Hopefully Microsoft can view these as legitimate business needs.
Anders Ebro (TheSmileyCoder) commented
I agree. This limitation really needs to be lifted.
Another aspect of this problem is that Access does not recognize values above approx. 56 cm in the DoCmd.MoveSize function. If I want to arrange multiple forms next to each other and want to position the far right 32000 twips from the right I receive the Error Code 2505.
There is a Workaround with Windows API Functions for this constellation but it would be really nice if Access internally would be capable for big screens!
I agree, I have a 4k screen and MS Access will not allow me to make the form more than half of the screens width. (22")
Ben Sacheri commented
In preparation for the future, it would be nice if Microsoft would add support for this.
So ... you don't feel 22" wide is wide enough ?