Hide ms-access start up screen

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Hi,  How can I start an MS-Access application not showing the ms-access initial prompt?  I mean, I don't want to show the ACCESS initialization or start up screen, I want to hide that.
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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software Engineer

Looks like we discussed this issue 13 years ago. Whether those solutions still apply is unknown.

We place a bitmap with our logo in the same file as the frontend, with the same name as the frontend.
So e.g. for an access file named CoolAccountApp.accdb we place our logo in the same folder but name the file CoolAccountApp.bmp
Scott McDaniel (EE MVE )Infotrakker Software
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If you're just trying to hide the splash screen the Anders suggestion would work perfectly.

If you're trying to hide the Access application - that is, you don't want your users to know you've used Access to create this - then you're in for a much bigger job (and one that won't end well).
Mark EdwardsChief Technology Officer
Take a look at "Access Application Shell - Get the Code!" on YouTube:
It demonstrates many advanced capabilities for Access apps that developers want, but don't know how to do.

If you see something you need (1 thing), I'll be glad to supply some code snippets that will do the trick, but you'll have to handle any normal stuff that goes with it.

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