use VBA to load a Ribbon in Access 2010

Posted on 2010-11-13
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Last Modified: 2012-05-10

i have a database that is used by different users.

i have create the USysRibbon table and created 2 ribbons.

at the moment in Options.. Curent Database.. i can select a Ribbon to use.

What i hope is that there is some VBA that i can use instead of using the database options so i can load a ribbon.

This way i can load different ribbons for different users.

i have tried DoCmd.ShowToolbar but that did not work.


Question by:jackbenson
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Expert Comment

ID: 34128067
You can try changing the database property

CurrentDb.Properties("CustomRibbonID").Value = "MyRibbonName"

db usually requires a restart to see the changes though

Author Comment

ID: 34128209

that works.

you have to have a value set in Options.. Curent Database.. Ribbon Name

otherwise i get an error saying that the Property Does Not Exist when i try to set it.

would be great if there was a way that did not require a re-start.


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Expert Comment

ID: 34128270
if its a new property you can create one. We can check the error code then create the property if it dont exist.

when you select it manually like you did via Options, Access itself tells you right? Perhaps its because it is something that is loaded on application startup (access internals) and it is not easily configurable when using access. So
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ID: 34129701
Here is a function to create a new Property:

Public Function SDB_SetProperty(argPrpName As String, argPrpType, argPrpVal)

'ExtName:Set Property
'Actions:Sets the specified database property
    On Error GoTo SDB_SetProperty_Error
    Dim prp As Property
    CurrentDb.Properties(argPrpName) = argPrpVal
    SDB_SetProperty = True
    On Error Resume Next
    Set prp = Nothing
    Exit Function

    If Err.Number = 3270 Then   'Property not found
        Set prp = CurrentDb.CreateProperty(argPrpName, argPrpType, argPrpVal)
        CurrentDb.Properties.Append prp
        SDB_SetProperty = True
        SDB_SetProperty = False
        MsgBox "An unexpected error has occurred: " & Err.Number & "  " & Err.Description
    End If
    GoTo SDB_SetProperty_Exit

End Function


Author Comment

ID: 34130549

i am calling the function as follows:

DB_SetProperty "CustomRibbonID", dbText, "TOOLS"

where "TOOTS" is the name of my ribbon

but i get the following message - Type Missmatch

the problem is caused on this line of code:
Set prp = CurrentDb.CreateProperty(argPrpName, argPrpType, argPrpVal)

what is the correct value for argPrpType that i should be passing?


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Accepted Solution

rockiroads earned 500 total points
ID: 34131177
Here is sample code I have that defines a property. I have changed it to your needs.

    Dim p As DAO.Property
    On Error Resume Next
    CurrentDb.Properties("CustomRibbonID").Value = "TOOLS"
    If Err.Number = 3270 Then
        CurrentDb.Properties.Append CurrentDb.CreateProperty("CustomRibbonID", dbText, "TOOLS")
        if err.number <> 0 then msgbox err.description
    End If


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