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Access Advanced Level 3

Expert Microsoft Access Tutorial - 1 Hour, 22 Minutes
 
 
Access Advanced 3 focuses on more Macros and Events. Topics include:
 
access cd   - More Control Properties
  - ForeColor, BackColor, FontSize, etc.
  -
VAL, RGB, InputBox Functions

  - OnGotFocus, OnLostFocus Events
  - Locking Paid Orders
  - Enabled vs. Locked Properties
  - Adding a Password to a Form Event
  - Using SetTempVar to Store Variables
  - BeforeUpdate, RunMacro
  -
Lots more

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Access Advanced Level 3
Versions: Recorded with Access 2016. Most of the material should work with all versions of Access from 2007 on.
Pre-Requisites: Access Advanced Level 2 strongly recommended, as you should watch all of my classes in order. However, if you're skipping around, you should have at least completed the Beginner series and the first 3 or 4 levels of the Expert series where I start to cover functions.
Running Time: 1 Hour, 22 Minutes
Cost: $29.99


This class continues our exploration of Macros and Event Handling. We will begin by learning more about control properties. We'll learn all about manipulating colors and fonts with the ForeColor, BackColor properties, the VAL and RGB functions, Access color codes, hexadecimal values, color constants, theme v. standard colors, FontSize, and more.

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We will learn how to change many other properties of our forms using our event macros, such as the font size, the size of text boxes, making controls visible and invisible, and more. We will use the OnGotFocus and OnLostFocus events to make our Description notes field get larger when we click on it, and then smaller when we click (or tab) off of it.

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We will learn how to add some security to our form. For example, when a user marks an order PAID, we don't want them to be able to go back and mark it UNPAID without a manager's approval. So this will require a password. We'll learn about the Enabled and Locked properties, and how they're different. We'll learn how to lock a subform and the other controls. We'll learn how to store data in memory variables with the SetTempVar command. We'll use the InputBox function to collect the password data from the user. We'll learn why BeforeUpdate allows us to cancel the event. We'll learn how to run a global macro using the RunMacro command.

password form

 

This is the 3rd class in the Access Advanced series. If you're serious about building quality databases with Access, and you want to learn how to automate your database with Macros and Events, which is a good pre-cursor to VBA programming then don't miss out on this course. Of course, if you have any questions about whether or not this class is for you, please contact me.
 

 

Complete Outline - Access Advanced Level 3

00. Intro (2:48)

01. More Control Properties 1 (19:20)
ForeColor
#FFFFFF Colors
Use VAL() Function
=Val("&H000000")
How Hexadecimal Numbers Work
RGB() Function
Access Color Codes
Command Button to MessageBox Color Code
Discussion of Color Constants in VBA
vbRed, vbBlue, etc.
BackColor
Theme Colors v. Standard Colors
FontSize Property


02. More Control Properties 2 (21:14)
FontName Property
Visible Property
Height, Width Properties
OnGotFocus, OnLostFocus Events
Make Notes Field Larger When Clicked On
Top, Left Properties
BackStyle Property
Have Access Tell You the Numeric Values
BorderStyle Property
Changing Form Background Colors
Forms!MyForm.Detail.BackColor
Forms!MyForm.FormHeader.BackColor
Forms!MyForm.FormFooter.BackColor
03. Locking Paid Orders (35:14)
Enabled Property for Controls
Lock Subform
Difference Between Locked and Enabled
Store Data in Temporary Variables
SetTempVar Command
InputBox Function
MessageBox TempVars!Variable
Check for Password
BeforeUpdate vs. AfterUpdate
Cancel BeforeUpdate Event
CancelEvent Command
Don't Run Event on PAID only UNPAID
RunMacro Command


04. Review (4:13)

 


 
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Student Interaction: Microsoft Access Advanced 3

Richard on 3/19/2017:  Microsoft Access TutorialsAccess Advanced 3 continues our in-depth study of Macros and Event Programming. This is the 3rd class in the Access Advanced series. If you're serious about building quality databases with Access, and you want to learn how to automate your database with Macros and Events, which is a good pre-cursor to VBA programming then don't miss out on this course. Contents include: - More Control Properties - ForeColor, BackColor, FontSize, etc. - VAL, RGB, InputBox Functions - OnGotFocus, OnLostFocus Events - Locking Paid Orders - Enabled vs. Locked Properties - Adding a Password to a Form Event - Using SetTempVar to Store Variables - BeforeUpdate, RunMacro - Lots more Click here for more information on Access Advanced 3, including a course outline, sample videos, and more. This course was recorded using Access 2016, but most of the topics covered are valid for all versions of Access from 2007 on. This class follows Advanced Level 2. NOTE: The next class in the series, Access Advanced Level 4 is in production right now, and should be available soon. You can PRE-ORDER IT NOW on the Waiting List and get a discount when it's released. When you're finished with this class, if you want to keep learning Access, move up to my Access 301 class. Yes, this class is for Access 2003, but you shouldn't have any problems following along with it. PLUS, when the corresponding class for Access 2013 is released, you'll get a FREE copy.
 

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