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Posted on 2009-05-13
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I'm running the following code to set the startup properties based on the user type.  I have an autoexec macro that kicks off a "runfirst" modual.  In the modual I determin the user level (based on NT login) and call either SetStartupPropertiesAdmin or SetStartupProperties based on the login.

I can get the code to set the properties however I have to restart in order for the properites to take effect - not good -.  Is there a way to set the properties and not have to restart?  
Sub SetStartupPropertiesAdmin()

    ChangeProperty "StartupForm", dbText, "fmnuMainMenu"

    ChangeProperty "StartupShowDBWindow", dbBoolean, False

    ChangeProperty "StartupShowStatusBar", dbBoolean, False

    ChangeProperty "AllowBuiltinToolbars", dbBoolean, False

    ChangeProperty "AllowToolbarChanges", dbBoolean, False

    ChangeProperty "AllowFullMenus", dbBoolean, True

    ChangeProperty "AllowShortcutMenus", dbBoolean, True

    ChangeProperty "AllowBreakIntoCode", dbBoolean, True

    ChangeProperty "AllowSpecialKeys", dbBoolean, True

    ChangeProperty "AllowBypassKey", dbBoolean, True

End Sub

Sub SetStartupProperties()

    ChangeProperty "StartupForm", dbText, "fmnuMainMenu"

    ChangeProperty "StartupShowDBWindow", dbBoolean, False

    ChangeProperty "StartupShowStatusBar", dbBoolean, False

    ChangeProperty "AllowBuiltinToolbars", dbBoolean, False

    ChangeProperty "AllowToolbarChanges", dbBoolean, False

    ChangeProperty "AllowFullMenus", dbBoolean, False

    ChangeProperty "AllowShortcutMenus", dbBoolean, False

    ChangeProperty "AllowBreakIntoCode", dbBoolean, False

    ChangeProperty "AllowSpecialKeys", dbBoolean, False

    ChangeProperty "AllowBypassKey", dbBoolean, False

End Sub
 

Function ChangeProperty(strPropName As String, _

                        varPropType As Variant, _

                        varPropValue As Variant) As Integer

    Dim prp As Property

    Const conPropNotFoundError = 3270
 

    On Error GoTo Change_Err

    CurrentDb.Properties(strPropName) = varPropValue

    ChangeProperty = True
 

Change_Bye:

    Exit Function
 

Change_Err:

    If err = conPropNotFoundError Then

        ' Property not found.

        Set prp = CurrentDb.CreateProperty(strPropName, varPropType, varPropValue)

        CurrentDb.Properties.Append prp

        Resume Next

    Else ' Unknown error.

        ChangeProperty = False

        Resume Change_Bye

    End If

End Function

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Question by:joe_GDB
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by:joe_GDB
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Is there anyway to set the startup properties based on user levels.  If so could you suggest a solution, it looks like I may be going about this the wrong way!
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 500 total points
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You're setting the properties correctly, but as peter said many of them require a restart. You can't get around this. You could use this utility:

http://www.trigeminal.com/lang/1033/utility.asp?ItemID=8 (the SOON utility)

To shut down your database and reopen it after changing your startup properties.
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