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I cannot assign a user-defined function to the onclick event.

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I am building a web application on access 2010. It somehow needs to be compatible with access 2007. I am having web compatibality problems with events that cannot be used. If there is a work around, so I can use the click event for controls.
I have tried to create a macro to call the function to vain.
I have tried using the below code to no positive result

With Forms("CreateReports").Controls("BtnWork")
.OnClick = "= btntry()"
End With
I even tried to include the location of the function (forms("CreateReports").btntry(), but doesn't work
.The error I get is :
'The expression onclick you entered as the event property setting produced the following error. the function you entered can't be used in this expression.
This error occurs when an event has failed to run because the location of the logic for the event cannot be evaluated. For example, if the OnOpen property of a form is set to =[Field], this error occurs because a macro or event name is expected to run when the event occurs.'

the function is simple and defined as follows:
Public Function btntry()
MsgBox "work"
End Function

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Question by:bhuvana dhruva
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by:Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)
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Answer is basically no.

In Access web apps, there is no VBA and limited events for controls because running an app within a web browser is just different.

With web apps, everything is done through macro's.

You will not be able to do many of the things you do in a desktop DB.

Jim.
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PatHartman earned 250 total points
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Also,
Web apps were completely redefined in A2013 and earlier attempts have been deprecated which means that you are developing in technology that is already dead.  So, if you do need to create a web app:
1. make sure you are choosing that technology for the right reason (Employees need access to the application from remote locations)
2. make sure you determine if web apps can support all the functionality you need -they are quite limited, starting with not supporting ANY programming language.  You can only use macros.
3. Use A2013 and the latest version of SharePoint.
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