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Highlight certain fields on continuous form

Good morning experts,

I have a continuous form.  This includes a Yes/No field called "Waived"
I want to include a description on the continuous form, rather than the tick itself.

I have added a text box called WaivedText, containing the text "Waived" and set its Visible property to No.

I then included the following code for the Section OnPaint event:

Private Sub Detail_Paint()
If Me.Waived = True Then
WaivedText.Visible = True
End If
End Sub

But this will not work because I get the error:
"You can't change the value of this property in the OnPaint event."

I couldn't quite figure out where it should be.

Appreciate some help on this.

Regards

Richard
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rltomalin
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mbizupCommented:
Use conditional formatting.

Right-click the control in design view and select Conditional Formatting...

Select "Expression Is" from the drop-down list, and place this in the box provided:

[Waived] = True 

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Then set your formatting options to disguise the text.  ("Visible" is not an option, so just disguise it with text color, etc)
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mbizupCommented:
Alternatively, you can simply clear the text from your textbox based on the value of Waived.

Just set the control source of your textbox to (include the = sign):

= IIF(Waived = True, "Waived", "")

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That will display Waived when Waived is true, and will be blank when Waived is false.
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rltomalinAuthor Commented:
Hi mbizup

That's great, thanks.  I like the second suggestion best, so that's what I will do.  Works fine.

Regards

Richard
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