Subform can grow

I have a continuous subform in a single form main form. I am trying to get the subform to grow or shrink depending the size of the subform when populated I have everything that I can see set to cangrow yes and canshrink yes, but it will not size according to number of records in subform.

Am I trying to do something that cannot be done?
Derek BrownMDAsked:
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
you can use the resize event of the subform to figure out the height of the subform based on the number of records to display.

private sub form_resize()
me.insideheight=me.recordsetclone.recordcount * me.section(acdetail).height

end sub

basically that is how the code to look like to expand/contract the subform height
if headers and footers are used, you need to add their height to the equation


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PatHartmanCommented:
Controls on forms are not resizable except by your own code.  Although newer versions of Access have some ability to size objects using anchoring.  This is code I use in the MAIN form to resize the subform when the main form is resized.  This is particularly useful when you have a subform in datasheet view.

To use this code, substitute your own subform name and play with the padding values.  What you need will depend on the height of the header and footer of the main form.
Private Sub Form_Resize()
    Const LeftRightPadding = (0.125 + 0.25) * 1440
    Const TopBottomPadding = (0.65 + 0.375) * 1440
    
    Me.sfrmClient.Height = Me.InsideHeight - TopBottomPadding
    Me.sfrmClient.Width = Me.InsideWidth - LeftRightPadding
End Sub

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Controls on reports are automatically sizable (vertically) as long as you have the can grow/can shrink properties set for the controls and the sections that hold them.
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Derek BrownMDAuthor Commented:
Thanks both

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