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scrolling in an access form with subforms

Posted on 2013-12-18
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i have a form with 2 subforms that is usually a bit longer than the page.

when the main form is active, my users can use the wheel on the mouse to scroll the page.

however when the subforms are active (when entering the info on the subforms) the mouse wheel scrolls the subform.

Is there a way, maybe some vba code or something that makes it so that the main form is always active. So in other words even when people are entering info on the subform, when the mouse wheel is moved the one who scrolls is the main form not the subform?

I know its a long shot, but thanks
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Dale Fye (Access MVP) earned 500 total points
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What version of Access are you using?

Access 2007 has a On Mouse Wheel event associated with forms that you might be able to use to set the focus back to the main form, when the user scrolls the mouse.  

But this would only really be a good idea if the subform is not a continuous form.

Instead, you might consider sizing your forms not to exceed the size of your screen, and using a tab control for your subforms.
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by:damixa
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Perfect, I did that and it worked.
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by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
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did which?  Used the MouseWheel event or placed your subforms on tab controls?
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by:damixa
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Did the Mousewheel event.
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by:Dalton L
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What VBA code did you use to allow this to work? I tried setting focus, but that is not working for me...
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