MS Access tab control background colour

Posted on 2009-12-16
Last Modified: 2013-11-29
Hi Experts,

I cannot believe i am struggling with this. But i have a tab control with 4 tabs. On one of the tabs i have a subform with the standard background colour (-2147483633). I tried changing this background colour to white (16777215) so as the subform matched the tab control.
I then realised that the tab control is actually a slightly cream colour. Does anyone know the colour code for this? Ideally i want the subform backfround colour to be cream so as it blends into the tab control.
Also out of interest, where do you set the tab control background colour? As you cannot set the colour in the same way you would a form.

Many Thanks,
Question by:deanlee17
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    Accepted Solution

    Hi dean,

    You can't  set the tab control background colour.
    You can set the backstyle of the tab control to transparent & change the colour of the form.


    Author Comment

    Wow i cannot believe this is not a standard option.

    Sorry Gary, i cannot see the transparent option in the tab control menu.

    LVL 46

    Expert Comment

    Yup it's pretty basic.

    Properties>Format>Back Style

    Author Comment

    Thanks Gary
    LVL 46

    Expert Comment

    Glad to help

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