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How do I set the background colour of a form page in MS Access 2010 ?

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Hi,
I have an Access 2010 database form made up of 3 pages on which are a mix of controls - combo boxes, text boxes, labels etc.

I want to change the colour of the background behind these controls from their current white to something else. However, I can't find a 'Back Color' property for a page.

How do I do this ?
Thanks
Toco
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by:Gustav Brock
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That's the DetailSection:

Me.Section(acDetail).BackColor = somecolour

/gustav
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Or you can "select" the detail section in Design view, and set the BackColor in the Properties dialog:

Set Detail Backcolor
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by:Tocogroup
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I've attached my example as a screenshot JPG.

Changing BackColor only changes the form background. How do I change the background of the pages themselves so the controls remain white but the space around them is set to the colour of my choosing ?
Example-Access-form-page.jpg
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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try changing the Alternate Back Color too.
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There's no color setting for individual tab pages.

On option is to set the backstyle property of the whole tab control to transparent, and place a colored rectangle behind it.
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Hmmm ? Alternate Back Color didn't make any difference and I couldn't find the backstyle property for the tab control.
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by:Gustav Brock
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Put a full-size rectangle on each tab page:
Tab1Tab2/gustav
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by:Tocogroup
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Ah ! I've got it. I've found the BackStyle property. I was right-clicking the actual tab, not the background.
Thanks to everyone who offered a solution.
T
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