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Posted on 2014-03-09
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I am showing the a continuous form containing both active and inactive records.  This is based on the contents of field 'Active_YN'.

I wanted to put a yellow background on inactive records and white on active records so I tried this in the Current event:

If active_yn=-1 then
        me.detail.background = vbyellow
else
       me.detail.nackground= vbwhite
endif

This doesn't work as I had hoped.  When an active record is current the entire background of the form is white, when an inactive record is current, the entire background of the form is yellow.

I want the user to look at a continuous screen with multiple records showing.  The inactive ones would have a yellow background and the active ones would have a white background.

Is this possible ?
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 1000 total points
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<<Is this possible ? >>

 Yup.  What you need to use is condition formatting.  

A continuous form is an odd duck; most of it is not really there<g>, but rather "painted" on the screen.

 As a result, one of things that's tough is formatting.   But with conditional formatting it's easy.

  Just specify the rule, then the condition you want (background a specific color).

Jim.
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