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MS Access How To Place a Rectangle Over a Subform. Bring To Front Send To Back Not Working.

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I would like to place a rectangle over part of a subform to make the subform look more transparent.


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Question by:Dustin Stanley
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by:Rey Obrero
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try setting the BOX property Back Style to Transparent

the send to back should work even if the BackStyle of the Box is set to Normal
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by:Dustin Stanley
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I actually want the box. I colored the box differently so you could better see it. I want the box over the subform and then I was going to color it the same as the background to hide part of the subform. Thanks for your time!
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by:Rey Obrero
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in the design view of your form, right click on the BOX > Position > Send to Back

if that don't work, upload a copy of your db
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by:Dustin Stanley
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BOX > Position > Send to Back
That doesn't work. i have tried several times. It covers Labels fine but not the subform.


upload  a copy of your database

What is the best option to remove all information and make a copy of the database structure only to upload?
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by:Rey Obrero
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just create a blank db, import the related forms subform and tables
remove sensitive info from the table or create dummy data

upload the new db
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by:Rey Obrero
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did you try, opening the subform in design view and add the box, then send to back?
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by:Dustin Stanley
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did you try, opening the subform in design view and add the box, then send to back?
yes
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by:Dustin Stanley
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I am working on the upload now. I would want the box to be Bring to front. Not Send To Back.
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by:Dustin Stanley
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This is a split database so would you want me to just upload the front end?
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by:Rey Obrero
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yes, the front end has the forms
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by:Dustin Stanley
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It is in the form called frmSkusEntry. After I changed the one rectangle  back style to transparent I couldn't click on it to delete it so I added another rectangle.
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where is the db?
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Sorry I will try and re-upload it. I thought it went through.
Database1.accdb
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by:Rey Obrero
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which part are you trying to cover?
is the controls in subform sbfrmProdLocations?
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you have BOX125 and inside the box you have three subforms....
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I am trying to cover the bottom row of sbfrmProdlocations.   sbfrmProducts is layered over sbfrmProdlocations. When I type into sbfrmProdloactions Quantity it generates a add new record row temporally until I click out of the box and at that point the add new record row is removed. So I am trying to cover that action and make it more clean looking. I'm learning as I go.

you have BOX125 and inside the box you have three subforms....

Yes correct. I need box 158 to cover sbfrmProdlocations.
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by:Rey Obrero
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can you upload a copy of the BE, so I can see how the forms are laid out in form view
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by:Dustin Stanley
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I am working on it now and putting a few pieces of dummy data in. Look I just started learning this stuff about 2 months ago so to you this may all seem very crazy but I am doing what I know and what will work.
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I don't think what you are trying to do is not possible.
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I  think what you are trying to do is not possible.
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by:Dustin Stanley
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I  think what you are trying to do is not possible.
That is probably true. I basically just want to put a square over the datasheet subform. Sounds simple but not in an Access World.
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by:Dustin Stanley
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This sounds about right. Thanks for your time.
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