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How do i change a control type on a form in access 2010 design view?

Posted on 2013-12-05
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I created my form with the Wizard, and it made text boxes where I would like to have check boxes and list boxes.
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 1000 total points
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You can with some controls change them to another type by right clicking and selecting "Change to"

For example, you can change a text control into a combo.

However you can't do this with all controls and if that's the case, then your only option is to delete the controls and start over.

Jim.
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Also, if you are changing from a text box to a combo or listbox, Access will change the control type but you need to go in and change all the properties to define the columns and RowSource.
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Jim answered the question and I expanded on the answer.
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