I am using Access 2010. Our old/current operating system is Windows XP. We are moving to Windows 7. My current project is to test our Access 2010 applications under Windows 7 to see if there are any problems.
One problem concerns tab controls on forms. Note these conditions:
The "Use Theme" property is set to "no".
The "Back Style" property is set to "Normal"
The problem is with the color of the bottom/"window" part of the control - not the tab area.
Details: In Windows XP
, these tab controls properly display a gray background for the window area. Sadly, in Windows 7
, at least one of the forms/tabs acts as if the "Back Style" is set to "Transparent" when it definitely is not. It's a problem for the window area to use the background color of the Detail section. It makes the form unreadable. This is the biggest problem/question.
To help understand the scope of the issue, read on: MS Access incorrectly showing the background color of the Detail section is not a problem with all of the tab controls I am testing in Windows 7. I have another form with a tab control which behaves slightly better in Windows 7. For that tab control/form, the window area background color is white. (Not ideal at all. But at least the form is readable.) The question is
: Why would one control bleed the Detail section's background color through as if
the Back Style setting were set to transparent, but another tab on another form does not do this?
I have tried to make sure that the property settings for each of these example tab controls are the same. Maybe I missed something? Is there a particular setting you think I should double-check?
Also note: one tab control (the better behaving one) was added back when we were using Office 2003 (the good ol days). The super-poorly behaving tab control was added to the application after we "upgraded" to Office 2010. I don't have enough sample data to say that I have a pattern or not, but I just thought it worth mentioning? Is Access calling them both 'tabs', but they are in truth different controls? Just a wild thought.
I've tried playing around with Windows 7 colors without much enlightenment. Plus, I can't dictate to my users on what Windows 7 theme to use. But note that I was able to get both tab controls to properly display the gray background if I picked a Windows 7 theme of "Windows Classic".
Have you experienced this problem? Found a solution? Have ideas?