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assign F1....F12 function key as a shortcuts,is it possible??

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hello all
this time I have a question about assigning F1......F12 key function as a shortcut instead of normal shortcuts((((((((Alt+anykey)))))))))) ,I understand that this those keys have their own functions in MSAccess but is there anycode or something to stop their functions and edit them or assign them to do another thing such : open,delete,insert,search as any other botton????????

your help will be appriciated,
thankx alot my dears
 
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Question by:wellous
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SidFishes earned 85 total points
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here's a function to set up hotkeys

all you need to do is

Public Function HotKeys(KeyCode As Integer, Shift As Integer, callerForm As String)

Dim intkey As Integer
intkey = KeyCode
KeyCode = 0 'assumption is first made that user-operation key was pressed, therefore keystroke is neutralized.
'If not a user-operational key, then original value will be restored below

Select Case intkey 'check to see if key pressed was an operational key

Case is = 17 'just add case stmts based on the key code values of your fkeys
                   ' you can trap almost any key or combination
end select

End If

Case Else 'key pressed was not an operational key, so reassign original value for data entry
    GoTo abort
End Select
exitsub:
Exit Function

abort:     'see Case Else above
KeyCode = intkey
End Function


then on your form

Private Sub Form_KeyDown(KeyCode As Integer, Shift As Integer)

    HotKeys KeyCode, 0

End Sub
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by:wellous
ID: 11812594
hello sidfishes

I found the answer at the internet and between your lines,and here it is


Private Sub Form_Load()
Me.KeyPreview = True

End Sub

Private Sub Form_KeyDown(KeyCode As Integer, Shift As Integer)

Select Case KeyCode
Case vbKeyF2
DoCmd.OpenForm "............fomname,,,,"
Case vbKeyF3
DoCmd.OpenForm "formname,,,."
Case Else
End Select
End Sub
-----------------------------------------------------


thats all

anyway thankx alot my dear
I was helped by you
your points in your way
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