Solved

Access Form - Formatting Tab Control

Posted on 2011-02-13
8
547 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I'm using Access 2002 and I've inserted a Tab Control on my form to placr subforms.  The tab control is sitting on a white area of my form.  I would like to adjust the formatting of the control to remove the default grey color and to adjust the fore color of the tabs to a different color.  I've been able to make the background of the tabs transparent, but there's still a grey bar across the top and the tabs are still grey.  I'm prob overlooking something very obvious, but here's what I want to change.

a) make the tab control "flat" vs the "raised" appearence it has now.
b) make the entire tab control either white (including tabs, background, etc.) or transparent.
c) change the fore color used on the tabs so it can match the rest of the font color used on the form.

I appreciate any help with this.
0
Comment
Question by:vsllc
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
8 Comments
 
LVL 75

Accepted Solution

by:
DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform) earned 500 total points
ID: 34883367
AFAIK ... this is the only option when it comes to tab enhancement (free):

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

mx
0
 
LVL 21
ID: 34883680
You can set the tabs to any color you like as long as it is  gray.   :)

The short answer is  you can't change those setting, like tab color, with the built  in tab control  in Access 2002/2003.  It is very limited in what you can do to change appearance.

If you upgrade to Access 2010 you will have a few more options.






.


0
 
LVL 75
ID: 34883686
However, the Lebans app does work ... includes demo db

mx
0
Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

 
LVL 21
ID: 34883715
Stephen Lebans did create a cool class that would add new features to the built in tab control.

Note: Even though it is in Access 97. It can be convert to Access 2000 - 2010 without any issues.
0
 
LVL 75
ID: 34883728
Exactly. I've tested it.

mx
0
 
LVL 120

Expert Comment

by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
ID: 34884510
0
 

Author Comment

by:vsllc
ID: 34885294
Interesting that it's not a built in formatting feature in this version.  The lebans app looks like it will do what's needed.  Will be upgrading to 2010 shortly so this should no longer be an issue.

Thanks for the advice.
0
 
LVL 21
ID: 34885480
Just not worth any points?
0

Featured Post

Does Your Cloud Backup Use Blockchain Technology?

Blockchain technology has already revolutionized finance thanks to Bitcoin. Now it's disrupting other areas, including the realm of data protection. Learn how blockchain is now being used to authenticate backup files and keep them safe from hackers.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

You need to know the location of the Office templates folder, so that when you create new templates, they are saved to that location, and thus are available for selection when creating new documents.  The steps to find the Templates folder path are …
Access developers frequently have requirements to interact with Excel (import from or output to) in their applications.  You might be able to accomplish this with the TransferSpreadsheet and OutputTo methods, but in this series of articles I will di…
Get people started with the utilization of class modules. Class modules can be a powerful tool in Microsoft Access. They allow you to create self-contained objects that encapsulate functionality. They can easily hide the complexity of a process from…
Using Microsoft Access, learn some simple rules for how to construct tables in a relational database. Split up all multi-value fields into single values: Split up fields that belong to other things into separate tables: Make sure that all record…

636 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question