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DSUM not auto-updating on Access 2010 Form

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Hello.  I have an Access database with a form that contains a subform.  The main form has a textbox with a DSUM formula in it.  The DSUm formula utilizes the data in the subform.  When using this database in Access 2003, the following behavior occured:

User enters a new row in the subform (e.g. a new record added to the linked table)
The textbox with DSUM formula on the main form would "automatically and immediately" update the total to reflect the addition of the new record in the subform

We recently upgraded our systems and are using Access 2010.  When we open the same exact database in Access 2010, the following happens:

User enters a new row in the subform (e.g. a new record added to the linked table)
The textbox with DSUM formula on the main form DOES NOT automatically update the total to reflect the addition of the new record in the subform

I have checked out the events available on the subform and there are only 2 of them (OnEnter and OnExit).  I have temporarily added a Me.Recalc command in the OnExit event but the person still has to exit the subform to see the update.  This is painful because they are entering many records in a row and need to see the updates.

Is there an alternative to DSUM that will behave the way it did in 2003?
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