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Microsoft: Access Forms FAQ

Form Basics

Edit Button
Posted: 20 Jun 03

Something it's useful to have a form serving as a viewer so data can't be add and/or edit and be able to change it as a editor on a click of a button


Here's the way I do it :

The Forms and subforms properties is set to
       .AllowAdditions = false
       .AllowEdits = False

then create a button that will contain the following code in the On Open events


    Me.AllowAdditions = True
    Me.AllowEdits = True
    'if there's no subform don't include the rest of the code
    For Each myControl In Controls
        Select Case myControl.ControlType
            Case acSubform
                myControl.Form.AllowAdditions = True
                myControl.Form.AllowEdits = True
        End Select
    Next


The advantage of my code is that you don't need to enter the form/subforms name and you can add/remove subforms within the form without having to change that part of the code...code it and forget it!(just like the chicken in the ads).

there's surely some bad points to my code but like a good politician, I won't mention them

    
       jul ^_^
"Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes"
E. W. Dijkstra.
 

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