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MS Access - Record navigation

Is it possible to trap or detect that the record navigation buttons have been clicked with the mouse?

On a few of the forms  I need to know when the user navigates to a NEW record through either the > or >* button.

I haven't found a way to detect they have been used.  The users are used to being able to navigate through the records with the buttons but in a few cases a new record needs some initialization before the user can enter data.

If I can't detect the click can I prevent the user from navigating to a new record?
The forms have an ADD RECORD button that provides the initialization through code before the user can enter data.

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Alternatively, you can add a check on the form's OnCurrent event like so:
If NewRecord Then 
    Call Initialize routine
End If

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Try this:
declare a global variable in a module
Set global variable to true if button clicked
In Form_Current event check for global variable and use your initialization code if true, then set to false

Global bln_navigation As Boolean ' in a module

Private Sub Command22_Click() 'the button to navigate or to add
    bl_navigation = True
    DoCmd.GoToRecord , , acNext
End Sub

Private Sub Form_Current()
    If bln_navigation = True Then 'got here through button
        'your code here
        bln_navigation = False
    End If
End Sub 

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IrogSinta - A simple solution.  I just had to add code to the ADD/New record button to allow additions and turn it off when they saved the record.

 DatabaseMX - Your method would work but a little more involved than I wanted to do.

 fyed -  Good additional information.

increased points to 500

mlmcc
" but in a few cases a new record needs some initialization before the user can enter data."
Which is exactly what I posted ... so, I guess I'm confused.
I just found it easier to do all the code behind the ADD/NEW record button rather than adding code to the form's OnCurrent event.

mlmcc