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Identify field in run mode

Posted on 2011-10-17
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experts,
the marcro drive db I've inherited is well.........@!#$%^
some of the forms are put together with so many overlapping controls one cannot relate.
if there any tool that is available to right click on a field in run mode that can tell me the field name?
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Question by:Frank Freese
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I A2003, you can set the Form's Allow Design Changes to All Views.
Then, when form is open, you can click on a control and see the property sheet.  I use this all the time.

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Example ... click in text box (Text2) ... prop
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by:Frank Freese
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i think that'll do it - it does help thanks
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thank you
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That was one of the BEST features added to A2003 (I think was the first version). Unfortunately, a LOT of peeps don't get t he usefulness of this feature.  Great for tweaking control widths, tab order, and so on.

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