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  1. 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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  2. 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.

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  3. Bring Access to the year 2017

    OK, enough of COM controls and VBA programming. The controls need a complete overhaul that look like and act like year 2017 controls not 1981 controls. We need more controls that you would find in .net interface. The chart control, datashets and almost all other controls need to be moved out of the COM world. Creating a dashboard in near impossible with the current controls and layout handling.

    Also VBA is ok but very limited compared to .net. Both are your products why not integrate them.

    We need a true grid control, better comboboxs, true PDF support, better and attractive…

    26 votes
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    Thanks for sharing your thoughts and ideas with us.

    However as written, we feel that this suggestion is not actionable. Please feel free to create new itemized suggestions that are more actionable.

    Thanks,
    Michal [MSFT]

  4. 3 votes
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  5. Ctrl+A in a textbox should select all text instead of all records

    Currently, when I'm in a form's textbox and I instinctively hit Ctrl+A to select all text (just like any other Windows application), nothing happens. Or so you may think, in fact everything happens! All records get selected, and if you dare hit the wrong button while you think you have selected all text of the textbox, woe is unto you.

    Should Access really be different from all other programs out there? Why should a user think that when in a textbox and hitting ctrl+A it won't select the text?

    Of course, there are workarounds (like a VBA function that hijacks…

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