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I need to make listbox transparent in MS Access 2003 form

I have a listbox containing 15 columns.......and I would like to highlight 3 columns....is there any possible way to do this from the following:

-> Can I just change the fore color (font colors) for last 3 columns?
-> Can I just change the back color or highlight for last 3 columns?
-> Can I just work around by making list box transparent and put a color rectangle behind last 3 columns ? For that I have to make listbox transparent and I don't see any property to change the back style???

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No you can't format a standard Access listbox.
It sounds like you should be using a subform if you want to apply formatting.
This link shows you how to accomplish what you want using a ListView control instead of a listbox.

Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
Stephen Lebans has some very cool tricks with Listboxes:


I don't see one that specifically states you can color different columns, but if you dig through the samples you might find something that is of interest.
hitsdoshi1Author Commented:
Thanks everyone...Well solution doesn't exist..so I will try workarounds and suggestions you guys provided...
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