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MS Access 2003 - Check Box size

Is there any way to increase the check box size on a form. Once you place a check box on a form it displays very small. I wish to display the actual box larger so that the user can easily see when it is checked.

Thanks for your assistance
LAD
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Lou Dufresne
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Lou Dufresne
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Muhammad Ahmad ImranDatabase DeveloperCommented:
Set your actual CheckBoxName.Visible to No.

Add an unbound label to the form detail section.
Set it's BackStyle to Normal.
BackColor to White
SpecialEffect to Sunken
BorderStyle to Solid
Caption to " " (a space)
Font to WingDings
FontSize to whatever you want (perhaps 14)
Place this label where you wish to see the check mark.
I've named it LabelLargeCheck.

Code the new Label's Click event:

Private Sub LabelLargeCheck_Click()
[CheckBoxName] = Not ([CheckBoxName])
If [CheckBoxName] = -1 Then
LabelLargeCheck.Caption = Chr(252)
Else
LabelLargeCheck.Caption = ""
End If
End Sub

Code the Form Current Event:

Private Sub Form_Current()
If [CheckBoxName] = -1 Then
LabelLargeCheck.Caption = Chr(252)
Else
LabelLargeCheck.Caption = ""
End If
End Sub

Adjust the height and width of the label so the check mark fits.
If you want a CheckBox field label then just add another unbound label
and set its caption to the CheckBox field name. Leave it Visible.

Don't forget to change the name of the CheckBoxName in this coding to
whatever your Checkbox field is.
That should do it.

Clicking on the new Label is equivalent to clicking on the CheckBox
field itself.
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MINDSUPERBCommented:
LAD,

You might not get what you want. The size of checkbox is fixed no matter how you increase its width and height in the property.

Sincerely,
Ed
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
LAD,
i've been using the same method/trick posted by leoahmad.. it works.
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
No,

You can however create two images of a checkbox (on ON and one OFF)
Then use code on the on click event to toggle the status

Here is a very basic sample

;-)

JeffCoachman
Access-EEQ-26626690BigCheckBox.mdb
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
Yes,

leoahmad's, post may be the most fitting...
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Lou DufresneIT Business Analyst CSM / Project ManagerAuthor Commented:
?  Set your actual CheckBoxName.Visible to No.
Do I need to leave thisonthe form as visible=No

Thanks everyone for your guidance.
This code is really impressive.

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