Cannot change Switchboard width in Access

Posted on 2011-04-27
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a Switchboard which opens in Access 2010 on startup, which is centred and is not maximised.

Can someone tell me how to reduce the width of the Switchboard - I cannot seem to change it in 'Properties' from 13.063cm and the title is showing some of the blue background, which I want to get rid of......
Question by:CSHTech
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Try this code in the On Load event of the form:

Private Sub Form_Load()
    DoCmd.MoveSize , , 1440 * 5, 1440 * 7
End Sub

This example with make the Form (Switchboard) 5 inches wide and 7 inches high.


Author Comment

ID: 35477044
Thanks for your reply.

Please excuse my ignorance but I'm not experienced with Access coding - how do you add this code....?
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform) earned 2000 total points
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Sure (see images below).
Open the Form in Design view
Open the Form Property sheet (Alt+Enter)
Select the Event tab
On the On Load line, drop down the list and select [Event Procedure], then click the Ellipsis. This takes you into the VBA code window for that event.
Type (or Paste) in the line shown in the image (or what I posted above).
Save the Form design changes (File>>Save)
Also, be sure the Auto Resize property of the Form is set to No.


Author Closing Comment

ID: 35477837
Many thanks!
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You are welcome ...


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