Colors in MS Access Reports

Hi
I need help. My VBA skills are basic and I have tried for a day to do the following but with no luck.
In Access 2013 I want to run a report which contains a box (or line) that I want the back colour based on a department colour. I have the RGB values in the query I’m running the report off. In three fields called R, G & B.
Any ideas how I add code to a box/line (in the report) so that it colours the box/line on preview/print and what should the code should be?
flemingg62Asked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

chaauCommented:
Yes, it is possible. Place a rectangle control on the report in the detail section. Call it e.g. Box11.
Open the events tab page in the Properties sheet for the detail section and create a VBA code handler for the On Paint event. In the event VBA code put this line:
Private Sub Detail_Paint()
    Me.Box11.BackColor = RGB(r, g, b)
End Sub

Open in new window

End Result
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
flemingg62Author Commented:
R, G and B values need to be in the report (can be hidden), with the  text (Labels) boxes called R, G and B respectively.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft Access

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.