flickering screen in runtime version Access 2003

Posted on 2011-05-10
Last Modified: 2013-11-27
Recently I put in the folders of every user a front-end database. All the the folders are placed on a sharedrive. Everything is OK except one issue: when the user enters the data in the form the imagine on the screen is flickering. The users has only runtime Access 2003 version. Can anyone tell how to settle this problems which seems to bothers the users?
This flickering doesn't happen to me maybe because I have a full version of Access 2003.
Thank you
Question by:marian68
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    I doubt it's the runtime, but rather just a difference in speed between your machines.

      The "runtime" is nothing more then the full version of Access with the design features disabled via registry entiries.  It's the exact same .EXE that gets run in both cases.

      In fact you can start the full version in runtime mode with the /runtime switch on the command line or in latter versions, simply re-name the DB.

      Look for any un-attached labels on your form, especially those on tab controls (you click on the label and a corresponding control is not selected as well).  To re-attach it to a control, after selecting it, do a cut, then select the control and then do a paste.

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    by:Bill Ross

    Do you have a tab control on the form?  If so, this is a known issue with Access 2003.  Change the labels to unbound text boxes and set Enabled = no.


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    by:Bill Ross
    Hi again,

    Check out the code here:


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    <<All the the folders are placed on a sharedrive>>

    This can also cause performance issue. Like flickering.

    It is best to have the front end on the local hard drive so that it does not have to load objects across the network.

    For tips on deploying your front end locally see: Splitting your Access database into application and data
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    This is also fixed in Office 2003 SP3.  Sounds like you may need to install the updates.

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