Access 2007: I have form for entering Sales Order details. In the form header there are several command buttons which allow the user to navigate to different records and also to perform tasks related to the current sales order. All the command buttons have hot keys assiged to them by putting an ampersand in the caption property.
My problem is that the hotkeys do not work when there are no records present in the detail section. For instance, I have an 'New &item' button which invokes a wizard to add a new item to the Sales Order. Currently, this hot key only works if there are already some items in the current Sales Order. When the user wishes to add the first record, he has to explicitly click the button.
It's not the end of the world that this happens, but it's not easy to get people using hot keys when they only work some of the time. I know I can use the Keydown event to trap keystokes as they occur. But it would be nice to get the hotkeys working properly.