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  1. Major bug in all versions of Access: handling of ESCAPE key

    n all versions of Access that I am aware of, going back at least to Access 2000, the escape key cancels queries (whether select, update, append, etc.), and recordset operations (running in VBA).

    On the surface this may be fine, but there is a major bug in the implementation: Access "listens" for the escape key regardless of whether it has the focus or not.

    So for example, if you have a long running append query and then open Excel, Word, Outlook, or even your browser (any software, presumably), and hit the Escape key to cancel an action in that other…

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    • Replace VBA with VBA.net.

      Replace VBA with VBA.net. You exist because of your customer. Develop solutions to your customers' needs, not your agenda. CUSTOMERS' NEEDS = VBA.NET! I don't understand why your company does not grasp this necessity. Good grief!!

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      • Bug Report -- Multiple Access Crashes

        Since 8/1/2018, MS Access has been crashing repeatedly on multiple machines in our office. We are on 64 bit Office 365 and Windows 10. It appears some bug must have been introduced during one of the automatic updates.

        This crash appears to occur with automation where I think a second instance of MS Access is calling an MS access program, but not totally sure:

        Faulting application name: MSACCESS.EXE, version: 16.0.10325.20118, time stamp: 0x5b64d927
        Faulting module name: OLEAUT32.dll, version: 10.0.17134.48, time stamp: 0xebd737a3
        Exception code: 0xc0000005
        Fault offset: 0x000000000008a283
        Faulting process id: 0x32a0
        Faulting application start time: 0x01d43fb636a345d3
        Faulting application path:…

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        • multi core

          Multi Threading for MS Access. As we all know ms Access is a single threaded application. If you all remember the fun of seeing, "this program is not responding" during a particularly heavy query or task. Multi threading would add huge value to the speed efficiency and capabilities of this application. I realize it would make visual studio WPF not as much of a stand out but lets be honest Access needs to get some real loving (not silly things like a search bar).

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          • In Access documentation, include the Access version(s) in which the feature is available

            In the Access documentation, please include the version in which each feature was introduced. That will make it possible to design in one version of Access and know that the database will run on an earlier version. Right now, the only way I know to do this is to test the database on an earlier version and find the components which aren't available by trial-and-error.

            (Note: that I've posted a similar suggestion in officespdev.uservoice.com for the Access VBA reference.)

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            • Allow office to be installed on secondary hard drive.

              Old versions of office allowed users to install on any hard drive they wanted. The current office 2016 consumes up valuable hard drive space for the Operating System. Allow the user to decide where they want it installed. To make it easy have a express or custom option for installation. I have seen many companies use this option it allows easy installation for those who are less tech savvy and those who have experience to customize their installation. I use Visual Studio 2017 and it allows an installation option. THIS IS A MUST most people have small hard drives for…

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              • Todo section of calendar - client should be on left and subject on right

                On the Todo's section of the calendar, the Subject should be on the right side and the Client should be on the left side. You have it reverse. Interestingly odd that when the report prints it is client on left and subject on right. Can't you make the todo section of the calendar the same.

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                • Document the LoadFromText and SaveAsText methods

                  There are two undocumented methods, SaveAsText and LoadFromText, which were originally used for the old SCC integration. Since Access 2013, the source code integration has been removed and we now rely on third party tools (e.g. OASIS-SVN or Ivercy being example). It is my understanding those still rely on the undocumented methods. This request is to ask that Access team document those methods and thus make it supported so that those tools can continue to count on it being available and provide a solution for source code without taking any resources from Microsoft.

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                  • Provide user option color for the cursor arrow. Hard to follow as it skitters across screen.

                    Provide user option color for the cursor arrow. Hard to follow as it skitters across screen.

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                      • Find a way to prevent "phantom breakpoints" in the VBA IDE, this has been an issue for 20 years

                        We all know about these; an end user runs your Access application, and it freezes up and suddenly displays the VBA code window to the user with a line highlighted in yellow. The user is confused and concerned, and thinks it's a bug in the program. A quick random edit and recompile usually fixes this, but how about fixing the problem that these breakpoints really do get cleared when you click to Clear All Breakpoints? In some business environments you can't only deploy MDE or ACCDE files.

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                            • "Open Databases using Record-Level Locking" does not work reliably

                              Often no lines are locked at all, sometimes multiple lines which are not being edited are locked. In addition data only automatically refreshes occasionally and does not properly sync when there are different edits on different instances.
                              This was tested both opening the same file twice on one computer and opening the same file on a shared drive with different computers.

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                              • Cross platform

                                If I can not play with playstion friend then I mit aswell bye a palystation to play with them Because this is going to decrease sails or stop them.

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                                • Make an access calendar that can hold all you contacts and their picture, and be able to print a calendar with birthdays and the picture

                                  Make an access calendar that can hold all your contacts and their picture, and be able to print a calendar with birthdays and the picture

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                                  • Access Professional 365 and Access Desktop Two new versions

                                    Draw a line under the product. Create 2 products:
                                    Express/User version which ONLY has macros. (no VB projects)
                                    The express version can be further tweaked to prevent creation of multi user projects

                                    Professional/Enterprise Developer version for Developers

                                    with the some stripped out features put back

                                    The Pro version features:

                                    1.The this version should also allow simple targeting of Mobile devices.
                                    2.Source control
                                    3.AZURE SQL and SQL Server projects

                                    This will Sell MORE cloud services

                                    4.Improve the crappy forms projects so they are as good as VS.NET (Express....)

                                    5.Improve reports and integrate with SQL Server reporting.
                                    Create PDF reporting

                                    6.Scrap the…

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                                        • To make it possible to make / maintain Table triggers via VBA

                                          In stead / top of datamacros it would be very nice to have the ability to manage table triggers via VBA (like forms); easier to maintain, all the code in 1 place and more tools/functions etc available.

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