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Access forms: user controlled colors

Posted on 2013-06-10
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Is there a way in access 2010 to set up a customer presence for the color on forms - back cool, forecolor , header, footer,etc?
 I was thinking it could be stored in a table, but the only way I could think of doing it would be to loop through all the forms and physically set all the colors based on a customer preference table.
Any ideas?
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by:Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )
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2010 can use Themes:

http://blogs.office.com/b/microsoft-access/archive/2009/09/25/access-2010-custom-themes.aspx

I'm not sure how much end-user configuration is available, however.
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Create a public variable to identify the user.

Public glbUserID as long (or string, or whatever your variable type).

During startup  determine your user and assign the glbUserID.


Create a procedure that determines the color this user likes.

sub WhatColors(byref c1 as long, byref c2 as long, byref c3 as long)
select case glbUserID
      CASE 1
                C1= 255
                C2 = 0
                C3 = pick a color, and so on
end select
end sub

Now, on the open (or load) of each form, call the sub and assign the colors to the form properties you want to control.

It's busy... but it works.

Scott C
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