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Why can't I find the built in calendar in access 2010.  I'd like to insert it in a form.  Widows 7(64bit)
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MSCAL.ocx has been removed in O2010 because Access 2010 has a built in calendar control now.

If you want MSCAL.ocx, I can up loaded it to you, which I did a couple of days ago for another Q.  You can just put it in any folder and set a Reference to it.

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I did see that article when I fist got the calendar errors in Access 2010.  I see now that in the fields that I have formated as dates, there is a small calendar that pops up.  I'm just trying to get that "month view" in a form without installing more software.  I guess I don't really understand why the calendar is not built in to Access?  Makes no sense.  I would expect to see it right there with "Combo Box" and "Chart"  I had another "expert" here say that there was a "built in" calendar yesterday, but I can't find anything about it.

Again, I have very limited knowledge of visual basic and my database consist of mostly of tables queries and forms that I created through the built in wizards...  This database was started in 1993 with the first version of Microsoft Office Professional.

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"MSCAL.ocx has been removed in O2010 because Access 2010 has a built in calendar control now." DatabaseMX


So, how do you use the "built in" calendar control, is it just a part of the "date" formated field?

Thanks,
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>there is a small calendar that pops up.< - is not the popup in the form of a month?
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I haven't used it yet.

Since you already have forms with the old calendar control, to jump start yourself with this ... why not just use the old OCX?

Rename the extension on the upload from MDB to OCX.

mx
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My concern was why MS decided that the OCX file wasn't good for the database.  There must be a reason that they have decided not to include it any longer, right?
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"reason that they have decided not to include it any longer, right?"
The reason is because there is a built in calendar in Access itself.  Nothing to do with 'good or bad'

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That's kind of back to the original question, how do I find it?  Is it only accessible through VB?  I don't see any mention of it in the help file...
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Not sure.  Not on my A2010 system until tonight.

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Microsoft recommends using something else for the calendar functions. They removed it so below are some alternative options.

1.Use datepicker. Here is an example on the datepicker- http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/access/HA102835451033.aspx 

2.Use other 3rd-party calendar controls that are available on the Web. Here are a couple of community  provided calendar controls:
¿http://www.granite.ab.ca/access/calendars.htm
¿http://www.accessmvp.com/JConrad/accessjunkie/calendars.html
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by:davcos
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BCipollone, I did look at some of those, but wasn't thrilled with some of the installation instructions, just trying to keep things simple.  The mscal.OCX file DatabseMX sent will work for now.  I've looked again at the "built in" and I think it's just the calendar that pops up with the "date" field, and the current help file says it was there in Access 2007, which I do believe is correct.

Thanks for looking at this
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by:davcos
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Thanks!
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This is my favorite 3rd party calendar (free) ... generated completely on the fly from code with a LOAD of features:

http://www.lebans.com/monthcalendar.htm

mx
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