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Change BackgroundColor of Header If Form Contains Data

Posted on 2013-12-02
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I have a form (frmSub) which is used as a subform on another form (frmMain).  Based on the record show in frmMain, sometimes there is data in frmSub, sometimes there isn't.

The user has requested that the header of the subform has a red background if there is any data displayed.  The subform lists exceptions and they want attention drawn to it if there are any exceptions.
I'm not sure how to accomplish this.  How can I tell if any actual data is displayed or if the contents of the form are blank?
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Question by:mlcktmguy
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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try using the subform recordset.. using the event of the control in the main form

with me.frmSub.form.recordset
if  .eof then
     me.frmsub.form.section(1).backcolor=vbred
     else
     
      me.frmsub.form.section(1).backcolor=rgb(255,255,255)
end if

end with
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mbizup earned 125 total points
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Try this in the current event of frmMain:

If Me.frmSub.Form.RecordsetClone.Recordcount > 0 then
    Me.frmSub.Header.BackColor = vbRed
End IF

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by:mlcktmguy
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I liked the format of the second answer but the syntax gave me an error so I used information form the first answer to get it to work.

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If Me.frmProperty_Holds_Sub.Form.RecordsetClone.RecordCount > 0 Then
    Me.frmProperty_Holds_Sub.Form.Section(1).BackColor = vbRed
End If
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