Ms Access 2007 Form Properties window

Posted on 2011-02-27
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With Ms Access 2007, is there any way to show the properties window without going into Layout view. In access 2003, if the form is not PopUp then the properties window is visible and usable.
Question by:dHowefarm
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 672 total points
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While you can show the Properties window in Normal view, it's not a good idea to change any of those properties during the runtime mode of the form. This is one of the biggest causes of corruption - making changes to an object while it's in the Run mode.

However, this might be a factor of the window style. Are you running the design window in Tabbed or Overlapping view? You can set this in the Access Options - Current Database section.
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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I'm with LSM, I never really trusted being able to change form properties while the Form is running.

Besides, I feel that it was annoying, because you have to set up a system to determine when it will be visible ("Developer" mode") and will it will be hidden to the user.

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LSM, you said you can show the properties in normal view. This is the case with A2003, but I can't seem to do it in A2010. Which are you using?
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by:Helen Feddema
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In Access 2003, you can make the properties sheet visible in form view by setting the Allow Design Changes property to All Views.  However, this is generally not desirable -- you can only change some properties in form view, and there is a possibility of corruption, as others have mentioned.  This property seems to have been removed from Access 2010 -- at any rate, I don't see it on the Other tab.  Maybe there was a good reason for removing it!
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by:Patrick Matthews
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This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See my comment at the end of the question for more details.

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