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Updating status bar text from underlying table

Updating status bar text from underlying table

Updating status bar text from underlying table

I have a form that has a bunch of fields on it.  When it was originally created, there was no value in the underlying table's "Field description" property.  Now there is.  

Is there a way to programatically update each field on the form without looping through the field collection on the form?  If I change the field description property now, it does not automatically update the form.

RE: Updating status bar text from underlying table

I don't know about a way programmatically, but you can click the field list and then drag/drop the fields to get a new version of the control with the status bar text in place.  Don't know if this is practical or not for ya.

You could also just drag/drop the fields on and then copy/paste into the existing control.

Joe Miller

RE: Updating status bar text from underlying table

No, this is not really practical.  There are 1300 fields in 8 different tables, and about 10 different forms, so there are lots of fields on a form.  

I guess the best way is to loop through the field collection on the form and look up the field name on the table and pick off the description properties.  

We should have had the description property filled out before we made the forms...but.

Thanks anyway.

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