Oopen Access application fullscreen

I am developing an MS Access application and I want it to open full screen when the user clicks on the desktop shortcut icon.  I want each form to open fullscreen as the user navigates through the program.  I am using Access 2003.
Dier02Asked:
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TWBitCommented:
In the Open event of your first form, include Docmd.Maximize.  As long as other forms do not open in a restored state, then the forms and reports should always be maximized.  But it wouldn't hurt to set each object's state during Open.
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ldunscombeCommented:
Also in the properties of your desktop icon, On the shortcut tab make sure that "Run" is set to maximised and not "Normal Window"

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NatchiketCommented:
You can also use
DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdAppMaximize
to maximise the application window in an intialisation procedure for instance
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Dier02Author Commented:
how would I use this procedure?  Where would I attach it?
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TWBitCommented:
You can put it in the Form_Open event of the first form that you have opening up (presumably from the Tools|Startup option)
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Dier02Author Commented:
I notice that there is a noticable upsizing of the forms when I click on a button and open a new one.  Is there any way of reducing that lag so that the user sees an open form after clicking the button - i.e create a lag "between the click and the open" where the other page is preloaded?
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TWBitCommented:
Well it depends on how many controls and functions are on the form that have to be populated and calcuated upon first open.  You can pre-load a form by opening it and hiding (.Visible = False), and just making it visibile when needed (the DoCmd.OpenForm event will show a hidden form)
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