Show description field on the same field on the form in Microsoft access 2016


Is it possible to show description field on the same field on the form in Microsoft access 2016? I already show the text in the status bar in the form but I want to show the description in the same field. Lest say, I want to write in the description in the field " please enter your name here"

How I can do that?

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Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
Indeed not for a textbox bound to a numeric field.

But you could set the textbox's ControlTipText to your message.
Then, when hovering the mouse over the textbox, your message will pop up as a guidance.

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John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems EngineerCommented:
Well... placeholder text is a great feature often seen in web applications but unfortunately Access doesn't support it..
You can play with position a label underneath the textbox and having it transparent it will show as "placeholder" but you have to "play" with the focus events to have it behave likewise
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