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  1. Complete the colour system on the Tabs when I open a new tab in the Navigation side bar

    Complete the colour system on the Tabs when I open a new tab in the Navigation side bar. When I open a tab from my Navigation Side bar, the top one opened is pink.
    If I open another Tab, the list of tables/Reports/Forms/Queries should also change to be say pink to indicate which one is open on top.

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  2. go fuck yourselves

    simple, just get another dude, and get fucked. dildos work too. make sure they are black ones, they work best, and type ically they are the biggest ones.

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  3. Export / Import VBA IDE settings (including editor format)

    Export / Import VBA IDE settings (including editor format)

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  4. try

    create a field to type in my own reminders with a due date

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  5. Table links for Volunteers and Employees which you can assigned to various events

    Process should offer tables therefore allowing assign staff (volunteers & employee) to an event.

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  6. Create a new Comprehensive Windows Installer for Access Applications.

    Access needs a quick way to get a good solid installation of Back-end and Front-end databases including a registry edit for Trusted locations and versioning.
    It should also include the ability to:
    Add Icons,
    Add Desktop and other shortcuts,
    Allow user to accept an ELUA (End User License Agreement)
    Run simple scripts,
    Install with full windows trust. (maybe with a certificate?)
    An uninstaller.
    A check for updates function.
    Install support files into specified folders.
    Read simple system values and react accordingly (eg if 64bit systems then install 64 bit ODBC Driver)

    Also it would be nice if it could notify…

    90 votes
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  7. Make the 'Compact and Repair Database' function automatic on saves

    Access file sizes grow rapidly, even if there's no database in use. PC's are fast enough to do the Compact and Repair function with very little delay in saving files. At least make it an option in the Current Database settings.

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  8. Fix Access object executing

    While MS Access is executing code during the object's event, all other events of the object are locked, so they will not be fired.

    Let's say we have the Microsoft Calendar Control 8.0 ( mscal.ocx ) placed to a form and we have the code:
    Private Sub Calendar1_Click()
    Calendar1.Month = 1 + (Calendar1.Month) Mod 12
    End Sub

    Private Sub Calendar1_NewMonth()
    MsgBox "Calendar1_NewMonth event" & Calendar1.Month
    End Sub

    The sample should displays a message box when the user clicks the control. In MS Access, the message box never occurs, as the NewMonth event is called during the Click event. If the…

    3 votes
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  9. SendObject with html template

    As Sendobject is the unique way to bypass warning security, when will MS fix the bug on docmd.sendobject with html template or provide a real exemple whom works with vba code.

    Does't work under office 2010, 2013, Office 365

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  10. Provide an Option to Disable the Outlook Warning when using EMailDatabaseObject

    It would be useful to be able to disable the Microsoft Outlook warning that reads "A program is trying to send an email message on your behalf...".

    We currently have to use third-party application such as ClickYes by Context Magic to enable automatic emailing.

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  11. SendObject - Select the sending mailbox

    For mailing, to have as option the sending mailbox and the target folder to store the email

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  12. Improve the Event Model

    We have to develop obscure workarounds for simple Events like MouseOver, et al. At least duplicate what is most common in other languages, like JS.

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  13. Create a distribution mechanism

    This is for applications that use Access as a front-end to SQL Server.

    Create a distribution mechanism in Access where:
    - Developers can release a new version with a version number
    - It automatically creates a secure accde and places it on a file server
    - When a user copy of an accde starts up, the current version can check for a new release
    - If a new version exists, Access closes, the new version is copied, and the new accde restarts

    I have existing code for much of this for my main applications. But I have to rely on…

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  14. EXCEL Import via Drag an Drop

    Make it possible to import / link an Excel File/Table via Drag and Drop into MS Access.
    Drag it from Excel - Drop it to e.g. an *accdb.
    MS should asks: Import or Link ... an then do it.

    4 votes
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  15. Ability to view the Field list in the VBA Code Module

    When you are in the VBA Code Editor, and you want to refer to a field on the form, you have to flip back to the form to find the field name before you can use it.

    It would life so much easier if the field names were listable in the code module in the View option as per the Object Command on the Form's Design View.

    23 votes
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  16. Auto refresh linked tables, when front-end file moved

    Auto refresh linked tables, when front-end file moved. Relink to current folder if back-end not found.
    Best usage is to split front-end from Jet back-end.
    Often we move this 2 files to a new location, but then we have to relink manually. Imho, it would be nice to have an automation\option that detect that we moved the front-end file, and that relink to the back-end in the current new folder (the same as FE folder). Of course it should be optionally, because many times we leave the BE in the same old location on the network LAN. Thanks for reading.

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  17. Remind to ownership automaticly

    We have defined the ownership in database and input it e-mail, so i suggest if we could remind each others when the take is going to overdue date automatic by email

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  18. Please provide integration with a Mobile device for Capturing Images & storing them directly into a field

    Hello Team,
    It would be great if we can have a method to directly capture a picture using our mobile phone and have that picture stored directly in the Access database in a specified field. This can help in many industries not just Human Resources.

    Thank you in advance

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  19. Add Aggregate UDF type to VBA

    Currently writing a UDF to operate on a single record when placed in the formula for the field definition is easy; however there is no way to write a UDF that shows up in the aggregate 'Total' drop down box of a group by query. An example usage would be making a 'JoinASC' UDF which would concatenate all of the aggregated data of the grouped records for the field it was applied to.

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  20. Try to solve the Error 3828 when exporting data from a query to Excel

    I have code exporting data from queries to Excel. All lines but one works. The last line gives the error 3828.
    "Cannot reference a table with a multi-valued field using an IN clause that referers to another database"

    The code line is like this:
    DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acExport, acSpreadsheetTypeExcel9, "DeliveriesThisMonth", PathToEXTAB, True, "Deliveries"

    But there is no multi-valued field in any of the tables.

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