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  1. 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 →
    • Add Form position properties (x and y) to window screen

      It would be great if access form (either overlapped or popup form) has X and Y poperty fixed to active screen (measurement in twips). As far I know, the property LEFT and TOP are relative to their window (most value are 0 if a form in topmost or leftmost.

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      • Add UWP/Fluent Controls

        The currently available controls look ancient (Think Windows 3.1). Why not add new controls that allow developers to match the look and feel of Windows 10?

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          0 comments  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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.

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            2 comments  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Access 2016: Form border width is too narrow .

            Sizeable MDI forms in Access 2016 have a single-pixel border that is very hard to grab with the mouse.

            The form borders show as a single-pixel whether the form mode is "no border", "dialog", "sizable" or "thin".

            One work-around is to make the form a popup form, but if you make every single form in the database popup, you lose the MDI functionality and the ability to have a genuine popup form. When everything is on top then effectively nothing is.

            This creates a serious accessibility issue particularly when combined with the fact that MS Access forms and controls don't…

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              1 comment  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add sorting and grouping to multiple-item forms

              Add sorting and grouping to multiple-item forms, working in the same way as found in reports. You'll probably need to prevent the addition of editable/save-able fields in the group headers and footers though (maybe force them to Enable=false and/or Locked=true).

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                0 comments  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • ITEMS in Detail Section with Crosstab Queries and specified fixed headings should have option to suppress repeating

                Whenever an ITEM such as a heading progress bar is in the Detail section, so if you display the form as Continuous Forms, you will see a progress bar in each displayed record. It will happen whenever a Continuous Form displays more than one record.

                The only way to avoid this is to move the progress bar to the form header (or footer) section.

                Please refer to the attached design, on the very last page described in microsoft forums.

                https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_access-mso_windows8-mso_2010/crosstab-query-to-display-all-records-according-to/b98b9372-1a83-402d-b54d-87ca5b7a7407?messageId=c8966d76-2bcd-4a49-a1cc-83cdcf71a483

                Either an access development enhancement to enable this would provide more flexibility to create complicated reports.

                Thank you kindly.

                28 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Picture viewer like web site

                  For a recording, viewer externals pictures (folders & names in a table) with 3-5 thumbnails if several images for the recording.
                  Zoom with a clic on a thumbnail.
                  Functionnality to add new images or delete imge for the table.

                  Native functionality.
                  It 's possible with a VBA code but if it's a build-in...

                  Thanks

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                    0 comments  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add Property Sheet contextual help

                    For new users, the Property Sheet for most objects is loaded with options, most of which are optional. However, some are not optional depending on the user's intent...mostly to do with binding objects to other tables, etc. If Access were a bit "smarter" it may be able to determine what a user is trying to do and highlight the appropriate Properties required to be modified along with a brief explanation, or a link to RELEVANT help.

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • User Defined Enumerates in Expression Box

                      I create user-defined enumerates in VBA quite often, it would be helpful to use those in the expression box i.e. when calling a user defined VBA function and supplying a parameter, so I could start typing the Enum name and IntelliSense would finish the name and when typing a . (dot) provide a list of values for that Enum.

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                        0 comments  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                        • pre-filled contact sheet, that is blank to match the entry structure of contacts blank

                          make a printable template sheet that matches info to fill in new contacts for written on the road use.

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                            0 comments  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Improve the Basic Graphics Model

                            Add levels of transparency, blur, shadows, and drop shadows. We can fake some of these today, but it takes a lot of resources and time. These are all things needed to make apps look modern in Windows 10.

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                              0 comments  ·  Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Please create global methods to deactivate the CTRL+MINUS (delete the current record) and the CTRL+PLUS (add record) shortcut:

                              Please create global methods to deactivate the CTRL+MINUS (delete the current record) and the CTRL+PLUS (add record) shortcut:
                              • Bug report: In some forms AllowDeletions is mysteriously set to true, even if the form has AllowDeletions = False set (this is only displayed correctly in debug mode). CTRL-Minus then deletes a record without question. Calling Me.AllowDeletions = False in the Form_Open event helps. Access option "Confirm Record Changes" was not set.
                              • In the AutoKeys macro sub-macros for ^{-} and ^{+} are not allowed (but {DEL}, ^{DEL}, ^{X} are possible).
                              • The Access option "Confirm Record Changes" is helpful, but…

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                              • ComboBox

                                Why Did Not Applied Property ( LineStyle ) For ListBox Or Combobox In Access 2007

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                                • Can we have onClick() events on the bars/columns/slices in the new charts

                                  Love the new charts but can we have onClick() events on the bars/columns/slices so that create drill downs using VBA
                                  Always made me sad that MSGraph had events in Excel but not Access.

                                  5 votes
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                                  • Add a ListView control as an alternative to the ListBox.

                                    Add a ListView control like the one in Dynamics AX. The control should NOT HAVE master/child field linking. Only needs an after-update event that triggers when the user clicks on a row, just like a ListBox.

                                    Access ListBox is frequently used for form navigation. It’s easy to implement but has several serious drawbacks.

                                    Its worst drawback is the form blinking that occurs when the AfterUpdate event is triggered. This makes your form functionality unprofessional.

                                    Other drawbacks: It’s static, user can’t adjust column width or row height. Can’t be filtered or copied from.

                                    The current work around is to use a…

                                    11 votes
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                                    • Subform in continous form

                                      Today we can't use a subform in a continous form.

                                      138 votes
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                                      • Listbox update

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

                                        61 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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