What governs how records in an Access 2007 "continuous" Form are ordered?

I am developing an Access 2007 "project" (.adp) as a front-end to a SQL Server 2005 Express database.

I have an Access Form that I am displaying in "Continuous Form" mode, in which I would like the records to be listed in a particular order.

I have tried two approaches :
When I specify my ordering preferences in the Form's "Order By" property, with its "Order By On Load" property set to "Yes", it does not do it.
If instead, I declare "Me.OrderBy = xxxxxxxx" in the Form's "Form_Load" procedure in the VBA behind the Form, it does not work.

These do not work when they are done on their own, but when I have both in place the records are listed in the Form in the sequence I want.
Can anyone tell me why I am having to do both; ie fill out the Form's properties AND a bit of VBA coding?
I would have thought that one or other of these would have been sufficient on their own.

Any advice gratefully appreciated.
Thanks. Colin.
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pteranodon72Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Colin,

I, too, have had bad luck with the OrderBy and OrderByOn properties of a form. I'd suggest that you just create a query that sorts the data as you like, and use that query as the recordsource for your form. Then clear the Form's OrderBy property, set OrderByOnLoad to no, and remove the Form_Load code.

HTH,

pT
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colinasadAuthor Commented:
Apologies for not closing sooner.
I think I went on to experiment with the solution then forgot to close.
Many thanks.
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