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Access Developer Level 12

Developer-Level Microsoft Access Tutorial - 1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Access Developer 12 continues our focus on learning how to program the Visual Basic for Applications programming language (VBA) in Microsoft Access. Topics include:
access cd   - Universal Dialog Box, Parts 2 & 3
  - Add OK, Cancel Buttons
  - DoEvents in Timer Loops
  - Global Variables, While Loops
  - Custom Form Positioning
  - Move, Resize Form Windows in VBA
  - Twips, InsideHeight, InsideWidth
  - External String Manager
  - Dynamic Labels on Forms and Reports
Lots more

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Access Developer Level 12
Versions: This class was recorded with Microsoft Access 2019. The material is valid for Access 2007 up to 2021. Access has not changed that much over the years.
Pre-Requisites: Access Developer Level 11 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. You should definitely take Developer 9 through 11 if you are planning to build the Test Taker DB.
Running Time: 1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Cost: $42.99 - Members get 50% off. Join now.

This class continues our look at programming in Visual Basic for Applications in Microsoft Access (VBA, or Access VB). We're continuing on with the Test Taker database and the Universal Dialog Box that we started in Developer 11. First, we'll add OK and Cancel buttons to the uDialog and see how we can return a value to the code that called the box. We'll learn about global variables, while loops, and the DoEvents command.

universal dialog box


Next we'll study custom form positioning. We'll learn about the different types of form window dimenstions: Height, Width, InsideHeight, InsideWidth, WindowTop, WindowLeft, and so on. We'll learn what Twips are and how they relate to pixels and screen inches. We'll see how to resize and move form windows using the Me.Move and MoveSize commands. We'll use the OnResize event, and see how we can use a timer to check if a form is moved. We'll learn how to center a window on the screen.

move movesize form


Moving back to the uDialog box, we'll learn how to resize the individual controls on the form, such as the prompt label. We'll have to use a little math to calculate the dimensions of the form window and the size of the command buttons to move and resize the OK and Cancel buttons correctly, but it can be done.

move resize buttons on form


Finally, we'll build an External String Manager. If you have ever had to support multiple copies of a database for different types of users, such as users who speak different languages, then this concept will be perfect for you. Instead of keeping two or more separate front-end forms, or even whole databases, you can use a table to store the strings in them (such as "First Name") and then pull those in based on the language preference of your user. This will be a collection of events, a few support tables, a DLOOKUP or two, and we'll make our own custom GetString function.

multi language database


This is the 12th class in the Access Developer series. If you're serious about building quality databases with Access, and you want to learn how to automate your database with 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 Developer Level 12


Keywords: Access VBA, Visual Basic for Applications, microsoft access tutorial, microsoft access tutorial, microsoft access training, universal dialog box, external strings manager, form positioning, while loops, DoEvents, return function value twips, insideheight, insidewidth, me.move, movesize


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