Access 2007-2019
Access 2000-2003
Access Seminars
TechHelp Support
Tips & Tricks
Access Forum
Course Index
Topic Glossary
Insider Circle
 
Home   Courses   Seminars   Templates   Help   TechHelp   Forums   Contact   Join   Order   Logon  
 
Home > Help > TechHelp > Directory > Access > Colored List Box < Tab Stop Order | Query Criteria >
 
List Box with Format and Color?
By Richard Rost   Richard Rost on Twitter Richard Rost on LinkedIn Email Richard Rost   11 months ago

Can you have a List Box with Formatting and Colors in Access?


 S  M  L  XL  FS  Join Now

I get asked this question all the time: "can you have colors and other formatting in list boxes in Microsoft Access?" In this video we'll take a look at some options that are available.

Simon from Oregon (a Silver Member) asks, "Is it possible to have formatting and colors for different rows in a standard list box?"

Members

I'll show you how to prevent users from editing our popup form. You'll also see how to colorize any field in the form based on the value of a different field.

Silver Members and up get access to an Extended Cut of this video. Gold Members can download the database template from class plus get access to the Code Vault. If you signed up on YouTube you have to contact me so I can set up your account here on my web site. If you're not a member, Join Today!

Links

Continuous Forms: https://599cd.com/Continuous
Conditional Formatting: https://599cd.com/Conditional
Format Painter: https://599cd.com/format+painter
DoCmd.OpenForm: https://599cd.com/openform
On Double Click Event: https://599cd.com/ondblclick
DoCmd.Close: https://599cd.com/docmd.close
Forms!FormName Notation: https://599cd.com/formname
Access Developer 16: https://599cd.com/acd16
Allow Deletions, Edits, Additions: https://599cd.com/allow+deletions
Navigation Buttons, Record Selectors: https://599cd.com/navigation+buttons
Conditional Format Expression: https://599cd.com/expression+is

Learn More

FREE Access Beginner Level 1
Access Level 2 for $1.00

Free Templates

TechHelp Free Templates
Blank Template
Contact Management
Order Entry & Invoicing
More Access Templates

Resources

Mailing List - Get Emails When New Videos Released!
Consulting - Need Help with Your Database?

Questions?

Please feel free to post your questions or comments below or submit them via the TechHelp page.

 

Almost Upload Images   Link 
Mark Goodwin 
3 months ago
Hello, I am a novice to access and this video shows me exactly what I was trying to do.  I have successfully formatted my continuous form to show in the coloured fonts and background colours that I require.  I have also sucessfully coded the double click events.  However, after double clicking my field, the form selects it and places it correctly in the field on my original form and closes the continuous form but the data shows unformated? (my continuous form from where I make the selection show formatted correctly!)?? I am probably being megga stupid, what have I done wrong?
Scott Axton
3 months ago
Mark -
If I'm understanding your post correctly - Conditional formatting does not follow the field you formatted from form to form.

Remember, a Form is just used for DISPLAY purposes on the screen.  (Reports are how the data is displayed during PRINTING.)
You are not changing the data underneath the form, you are just changing how it **looks** to the user.  This has to be done for each form you want to display the data in.

You would need to have the conditional formatting in both the continuous form and the form you open on double click.

Assuming that the fields are exactly the same you should be able to open both forms in design view, copy the field that is formatted correctly, and then paste it into the other form. Unfortunately you can't use the Format Painter across forms.
The other alternative is to manually do the formatting in the other form.

Add a Reply

Start a NEW Conversation
 
Only students may post right now. Click here for more information on how you can set up an account. If you are a student, please LOG ON first.
 
Subscribe
 

You may want to read these articles from the 599CD News:

7/24/2021Missing Months
7/24/2021Center Vertically
7/23/2021DCount
7/22/2021Buy Access
7/21/202164-Bit Access
7/20/2021Relationships
7/18/2021Splash Screen
7/11/2021Access Developer 30
7/11/2021Access Developer 31
7/11/2021Access Developer 31 Lessons
 

Learn
 
Access - index
Excel - index
Word - index
Windows - index
PowerPoint - index
Photoshop - index
Visual Basic - index
ASP - index
Seminars
More...
Customers
 
Account Login
Online Theater
Downloads
Lost Password
Memberships
Student Databases
Change Email
Info
 
Latest News
New Releases
User Forums
Topic Glossary
Tips & Tricks
Search The Site
Code Vault
Collapse Menus
Help
 
Customer Support
Web Site Tour
FAQs
TechHelp
Consulting Services
About
 
Background
Testimonials
Jobs
Affiliate Program
Richard Rost
Free Lessons
Mailing List
Order
 
Video Tutorials
Handbooks
Memberships
Learning Connection
Idiot's Guide to Excel
Volume Discounts
Payment Info
Shipping
Terms of Sale
Contact
 
Contact Info
Support Policy
Email Richard
Mailing Address
Phone Number
Fax Number
Course Survey
Blog RSS Feed    Twitter

YouTube Channel    LinkedIn
Keywords: TechHelp Access list box listbox formatting color formatted  PermaLink