IS there a way to apply conditional formatting to an entire row in microsft access?

I have been asked to have an entire row be a certain color based on the value of a field on the row. I can apply the color to the field itself but can not figure out how to apply it to the entire row.
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Ryan ChongBusiness Systems Analyst , ex-Senior Application EngineerCommented:
yes, that's possible... you can create a form and make it as DataSheet view.

and then go to Datasheet tab, and look for Conditional Formatting.

conditional formatting in Access

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The rule should be "Expression is" and then use the correct field

Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)President / OwnerCommented:
You can also stretch the control to the width of the section, send it to the back, then make all other controls that are on top of it backgrounds transparent.

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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
<I have been asked to have an entire row be a certain color based on the value of a field on the row>

1. before setting the conditional formatting
     - select all the fields (controls) that you want to be highlighted
Expression is      [nameoffield/control] > 60
No points please
Jim's suggestion works on a continuous form but not one in datasheet view because in datasheet view, you can't stack controls.
Rey's suggestion works on either form type but it does involve setting conditional formatting for each control.  Although he also shows how to apply it by selecting multiple controls at once so you don't have to type it into each control separately.  This is the only solution if you are using a datasheet view.
kw66722Author Commented:
When I select multiple fields on the form (set as a datasheet view) the conditional formatting is no longer visible.  I can do each one individual. Is there a different approach? It is going to take awhile to do each one manually. I have 15 fields and 12 different color conditions.
Conditional formatting is no more visible in the context menu but you can find it in the ribbon

EDIT Form Layout Tools / Format / Control Format
kw66722Author Commented:
I can see it when I select multiple fields the "conditional formatting" is grayed out and I can't select it.
You may be selecting controls that don't allow Conditional Formatting.  Try selecting just two textboxes.  Do you see it?  What version of Access are you using?
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
< I have 15 fields and 12 different color conditions. >

conditional formatting is limited to 3-4 if I remember it right.
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