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I have always had this problem of getting into a situation were
I need to see the references being used by my access 2003 program
I am usually in the debug mode because I am missing a needed reference
and yet the references link is grayed out. I have to go through numerous
steps to make the link to references available again.

My question: Is there an easy way to access the list of references being used
by my program and why is it sometimes grayed out?
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Mike Eghtebas earned 2000 total points
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When it is executing code, it will be grayed out. Click on the reset (square button) to stop running it. Then Tools/References link is will be available.
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This one will list your current References ... and if desired, remove a 'stuck' reference

Public Function mListReferences() As Boolean

    Dim ref As Reference
   
    For Each ref In Application.References
        Debug.Print ref.Name & "  " & ref.FullPath & " " & ref.Major & "." & ref.Minor
        'If ref.Name = "MSForms" Then
             'ref("MSForms").Remove
        'End If
    Next ref

End Function

Function ReferenceIsBroken(sRef As String) As Boolean
 
    Dim chkRef As Reference ' A reference.
   
    ' Check through the selected references in the References dialog box.
    For Each chkRef In Application.References
            Debug.Print chkRef.Name           ' ** Display the references
        If sRef = chkRef.Name And chkRef.IsBroken Then
            'if the ref matches the found ref and it is broken
            ReferenceIsBroken = True
            Exit Function
        End If
   
    Next
    ReferenceIsBroken = False
 
End Function

As eghtebas noted, about the only time a the Reference toolbar item will be grayed out is if you are currently executing (maybe you stopped at a Breakpoint) OR ... you are in an MDE or ACCDE.
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by:Billxxxx
ID: 40430538
"The Square Button"  It only makes sense. I should have known this 20 years ago.

Thanks for the answer.

Bill
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ID: 40430587
"Is there an easy way to access the list of references being used
by my program"

Yes ... as I showed above.
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by:Mike Eghtebas
ID: 40430597
Billxxxx,

Please consider reopening this question to redistribute the points. In case you don't know how do this follow the instructions below.

This way the work done by DatabaseMX also gets appreciated.

Thanks,

Mike
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Thanks,

Mike
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