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USING WINDOWS XP STYLE BUTTONS IN MICROSOFT ACCESS FORMS

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How do I get my buttons and the Title Bars in Microsoft Access forms to imitate the user selected Windows XP theme?  I want my buttons to look and feel like the systems theme.  
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Hi MICHAELJALLEN,

Tools>Options>Forms/Reports - Use Windows themed Controls On Forms



Good Luck!

Gary
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Thanks Gary, this solution works like a charm except that the buttons are still square at the edges.  How do I get nice rounded corners.  
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try creating the form/buttons after you set the options.

if you are using an old db, create a blank db and import all the objects from the old db
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the forms and buttons are now ok but the toolbar did not come over. how do i copy the toolbar?
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I'm not sure whether you can do the toolbar
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MICHAELJALLEN,

It's funny,

You must do this as well:

Right click on your *Windows Desktop* and choose Properties.
Select the "Appearance" tab.
Change the Windows and Buttons choice to: "Windows XP Style"

Your buttons should be nice and pretty now!
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JeffCoachman
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Many thanks to the various contributors.  The solution to this problem rested equally on the contributions from tbsgadi (Gary) and Carpricorn1.
      
To JeffCoachman, I checked on the Windows Desktop properties and found that the settings you suggested were already in place  thank you very much.
      
The points will be allocated equally between Carpricorn1and Gary.  
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MICHAELJALLEN,

The main thing is that your issue got solved!
:)

Happy Holidays

JeffCoachman
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