Difference between Enable and Visible in Access 2003 Form

Hi all.

What is the difference between the following properties in access 2003 forms: Enable and Visible

I'm working on a form that when the user chooses one radio button it will make the other radio buttons disapear. But which is wiser to choose? control.Enable = False or control.Visible = False


Thank you in advance.
printmediaAsked:
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Patrick MatthewsCommented:
printmedia said:
>>I'm working on a form that when the user chooses one radio button it will make the other radio buttons disapear.

I'd argue that you should not do that: radio buttons should be used to show "options", and choosing one option
from a group ought not make the other options invisible or lock out the other options.
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printmediaAuthor Commented:
Ok I will not lock the other options. But what is the difference between Enable = False and Visible = False?
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Patrick MatthewsCommented:
Enable determines whether the user is able to interact with the control.  Visible determines whether the
user can see it.

So, a commandbutton that is not enabled cannot be clicked, and a textbox that is not enabled cannot
be entered.
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printmediaAuthor Commented:
So if I use Visible = False, the end user will still not be able to interact with the control?
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printmediaAuthor Commented:
Nevermind I understand now. Thanks!
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