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Changing Font color in VB from one SubForm to the Main form in Access

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I know the code for changing the font color in VB:

If [fieldvalue] < 0 then
[fieldvalue].forecolor = vbred
else
[fieldvalue].forecolor = (original color ) vb+color or rgb(87,171,83)
endif "green"


But can I change the font color from one subform to another?

Main form frmEditResources
Field I want to change to vbRed is First and last Name
SubForm: frmTotalAssigned_subform
Field is Balance (less than 0, name will change to Red.


Can this be done?
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Question by:gracie1972
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First, it's not the field that has color, but the control, so make sure you give your controls the appropriate prefixes (txt, cbo, etc.) to avoid confusion.  To reference a control on another subform of the same main form, use this syntax:

Parent![subCategories].Form![txtCategoryName].BackColor = vbRed

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In many cases, you can do color changes based on a field value using Conditional Formatting.  Here is an example:

Conditional Formatting expression
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