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check textbox values using MS Access 2010

Posted on 2011-05-08
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I'm using MS Access 2010 and it doesn't seem to let me check textbox values the way I was able to in earlier versions.   For example, let's say on a form I have textbox that checks for vlaid data entry by a user.  I used to do something like:

If MyTextBox > 12/31/2010 then
   msgbox "Invalid date"

I don't see Setfocus available in the list. Also, I don't see things like ".Value"  
How am I supposed to error check textboxes now?
Question by:dbfromnewjersey
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Accepted Solution

Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 1000 total points
ID: 35715394
Textboxes in Access 2010 still have a .Value property, and the SetFocus method is still available.

I would susupect you're either NOT dealing with a Textbox, or you're working with a Web database. The web-enabled database type does not  have many of the familiar properties you're accustomed to seeing in Access.

Author Comment

ID: 35715420
Stupid mistake on my part. When I panic, that always happens. What it was is that I had a textbox misnamed.  Thanks.

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