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  1. State of the Art Replacement for Active X MS Calendar

    Everything revolves around time and Microsoft Active X Calendar is(was?) the perfect tool to use in a lot of applications we've prepared over the years. This gem works seamlessly even in continuous forms while current datepickers associated with textboxes won't do and subforms won't do and equally seamlessly integrates with VBA code and queries and control sources SQL. It doesn't work in Access 64 bit so it's about time to come up with a state-of-the-art replacement but even simply enabling it for 64 bit would suffice.

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  2. All the 32 bit dll and ocx should work in 64 bit os and office

    We are working with 32-bit add-ins for access. But it is not possible to work in 64 bit system which I am using.

    23 votes
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  3. BugFix: Combo Datatype bug

    Please fix the combo box RowSource datatype binding bug.

    The bug is as follows:
    1. Create a table [Table1] with two columns:
    - [NumberField], datatype: Number, Double
    - [TextField], datatype: Short Text

    Add 1 Row to the table:
    [NumberField] = 10
    [TextField] = "Some Text 10"

    2. Create a combo box:
    - Set the RowSource of the combo box to this:
    SELECT NumberField, TextField FROM Table1;

    3. Add a Button to the form: [cmbErrorExample]
    Add On Click Event:
    If Me.cmbErrorExample.RowSource = "SELECT NumberField, TextField FROM Table1;" Then
    Me.cmbErrorExample.RowSource = "SELECT TextField, NumberField FROM Table1;"
    Me.cmbErrorExample.DefaultValue = "Some Text 10"
    Me.cmbErrorExample.Value…

    37 votes
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  4. 3 votes
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  5. Split forms in popup mode getting uncontrollable size

    Split forms in popup mode getting uncontrollable size as they spread out of the screen if the datasheet on bottom. is it Possible to make it desired size.

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  6. 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.

    40 votes
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  7. improve performance of conditional formating

    conditional formating is a great feature but slow when data is not small and forms flicker. Can you please improve that?
    By the way: Shadows of Buttons flicker too.

    12 votes
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  8. 1 vote
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  9. Fix Bug - Forms with ActiveX controls cause Exception 0xc0000374 since at least 16.0.11727.20118

    Opening/using forms that contain ActiveX controls, notably "Microsoft TreeView Control, version 6.0" cause Access to crash since at least version 16.0.11727.20210 on the Monthly channel. No versions in the Semi-annual (Targeted) channel seem to have this bug (yet).

    The forms affected usually crash within moments of opening, but occasionally will work to some degree for several seconds.

    Faulting application name: MSACCESS.EXE, version: 16.0.11727.20210, time stamp: 0x5d0d79e6
    Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 10.0.18362.1, time stamp: 0x9bbcb4a9
    Exception code: 0xc0000374
    Fault offset: 0x000df8cd
    Faulting process ID: 0x50d4
    Faulting application start time: 0x01d52cbe9164d25e
    Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Root\Office16\MSACCESS.EXE
    Faulting module path:…

    6 votes
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  10. Modern UX Menu Tree Control

    This Control would have a Modern Appearance that we see on a lot of Websites using the Bootstrap technology. When the User resizes the Application, it would respond and collapse to a hash icon of some type.

    This Control would be Table Sourced, where the Developer could enter Custom Search Terms and then map it to an existing Form Object. A default could be set to inherit the existing Custom Category, or inherit the Parent Child Navigation Buttons on a Navigation Control. The Developer could Customize from there. The Possibilities are endless.

    The built-in Navigator exposes too many objects to…

    3 votes
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  11. splitter control

    A splitter control similar to the infragistics Vb6 control was one of my favourites.. It allowed you to apportion the screen in panels, great for displaying more than one thing at once. Saves alot of code in the resize event.

    2 votes
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  12. Ny global mal

    Mal for å holde orden på for eks idrettslag: Medlemmer, kontaktdata, betaling av kontingent (oversikt over hele medlemskapsperioden), Utsendelse av info på epost, adresseutskrift på konvolutter.

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  13. Office 365 Business Issue with Microsoft Access

    I purchased Office 365 Business so that I could use Microsoft Access. As it stand the application does not work as designed. When you go in to Form view you see limited fields. When you go in to design view you can see more of the fields. I've spent several hours with Technical support trying to resolve the issues with no success. The problem as explained to me is the Home Inventory template is not compatible with Office 365. So my thoughts is why is if available as a template if it's not compatible. I would like to see the…

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  14. Gridlines to Modern Access Charts

    The 'modern' charts in MS Access no longer allows for gridlines to be set. The gridlines can be a great visual aid in charts to quickly access where the value plotted lies in relation to the axis. It was present in the 'old' charts but is no longer available in the 'modern' charts. I would also recommend adding scatter plots to the modern charts. Just FYI, your free/opensource counterparts have them already implemented within their packages.

    4 votes
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  15. forms record navigation area make the number of records larger!

    If you have a form on screen with a few thousand records the small area in the navigation line at the bottom of the field cannot show large numbers. Eg record 234 of 34,000 does not display very well.
    It should be easier to make this area bigger!

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  16. Student Database

    The Student Database template uses a tabbed form to access alternative data on a specific student. I would like to be able to add 2 more tabs, but when I set them up, they don't point to the specific student in the overarching form. Can you include a table in the template that gives some explanation on how the writer did this with the other tabs?

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  17. Enable Rich Text fields in textboxes to show and create tables.

    The Rich Text format of a Long Text field is very helpful for formatting text, but has the major flaw of not being able to create or display tables, i.e. grids. The FMS Total Access Memo ActiveX control will display them, but can't modify them, so Access currently seems to be unable to properly handle tables in formatted text. These need to be creatable and modifiable in textboxes on forms and displayable on reports, please.

    3 votes
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  18. new templates for collectors

    Microsoft Access templates for collectors. There are many different types of collections (e. g. minerals, rocks, fossils, artwork, coins, stamps, etc., etc.). I suggest that museums that specialize in each type of collection be consulted as to what information each type of template includes.

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  19. Limits are reached - if I open one more form: Error 3048: Cannot open any more databases

    I have 2 reports and 1 form open. Each of theses has complex data sources (with many joins, subqueries...). If I open an fourth report - I get the error message.

    I think the limits are to low. Please upgrade them.

    17 votes
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  20. Produce an audit trail for converting older Access programs to Access 365

    Have Access 365 produce a report showing the changes it makes to older Access databases after you run and compile in Access 365. I recently encountered a situation where Access365 automatically resized one of my forms on conversion making the form seem to be invisible.

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