By Richard Rost 3 years ago
Create Flashing Text in Forms Using a Timer Event
In this video, I'm going to teach you how to use a timer event in Microsoft Access to make text boxes in your form flash on and off and change color if they have a particular value. For example, if someone has been a customer since 1990, have them flash red. You can use the same technique to show expired registrations, overdue books, past due accounts, and more.
Paul in Shropshire, United Kingdom (a Platinum Member) asks: How can I make a text box in my form blink on and off if it has a specific value?
I'll show you how to get the same effect in continuous forms, which is a lot more involved, but super cool. I'll also show you how to stop the flashing if the user clicks on any field to edit.
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