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Disable Automatic Form Refresh

Disable Automatic Form Refresh

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Hi - i have a data entry form in Access with multiple combo boxes. The combo boxes include code to automatically drop-down any time they receive focus. It seems that Access is automatically refreshing the forms on a periodic basis which causes the combo box to automatically close at undesirable times. The user then has to click the combo box arrow to drop-down the box again to see the list of available records. Is there a way to disable the automatic form refresh process so that the combo boxes remain open until the user tabs to a new field/control?

RE: Disable Automatic Form Refresh

I don't believe there is an automatic refresh or requery of the form. I expect there might be some code that is running to do this.

Duane
Hook'D on Access
MS Access MVP

RE: Disable Automatic Form Refresh

Actually Forms are refreshed automatically...at least through 2007. In that version, you can find it under Options - Advanced and then down under the Advanced Section. It defaults to 60 seconds but can be set to 0 (zero).

Hope this helps!

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