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MS Access 2003 build buttons from table with VBA?

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I have a table that has 5 or 6 items in it

On a form I want to dynamically create buttons (vertically)

Assign vba events (save text to SQL table) actions to the dynamicallly created buttons.
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That'll do it!
Thanks...as always
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by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
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Rather than building buttons dynamically (bad idea), I would suggest you create a continuous subform that contains a textbox associate with each record.

1.  Format this textbox by setting its SpecialEffect to raised, and BackColor to System Button Face.
2.  Use the GotFocus event of the button to move the focus to another control on the form (use a dummy textbox with zero width, and backstyle = transparent if you need to).  Also in the GotFocus event, execute whatever it is you want to do by using the Eval() function.

In my example, I display the action that I want to take in the textbox to the right of the "button".  As you can see, you can even pass the name of a function using this technique.
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