Never going to happen... your accdb is a database - not an application. You need full-fat Access or Access Runtime to "execute" it.
You're able to compile it and create an accde file from it, which is a compiled version of the accdb file which has better performance and means that your forms, reports, etc are not editable and your VBA code is not viewable (though tables, queries and macros are viewable). You can also go one further and rename your accde file to accdr so that it always opens in runtime mode... but that doesn't prevent anyone from renaming it to gain access to your tables, queries and macros.
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The current plan is to make Access RT 2019 available for customers to install from the Office Deployment Tool. This should be available in the second half of 2019.
The recommendation for Office 2019 perpetual consumers, is (and will remain) to install the free version of O365 Access Runtime from the download page.
I've seen on several forums people incorrectly stating that there was no Access 2016 Runtime available, but it's right there in the Office Deployment Tool... just you've got to create an XML file and run a command via the command line or batch script to install it.
Is the Access 2019 Runtime really not available, or are people just looking for it in the wrong place?
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Do you mean when you type Me!, you'd like it to list the field names that are bound to the form/report so you don't have to guess them or look them up?