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Common Properties, Methods, and Events
Because UserForm controls are objects like the other objects you have already seen, they have
a rich collection of properties, methods, and events. Table 19-2 contains a list of the key prop­
erties, methods, and events that are common to many of the form controls.
Table 19-2. Key Properties, Methods, and Events of the UserForm Controls
Property/Method
Description
BackColor
Property: controls the color of the background of the control.
Caption
Property: contains text that’s displayed on the control, but can’t
be changed by the user.
Change
Event: called when the Value property changes.
Click
Event: called when the user clicks the control using the mouse.
ControlTipText
Property: contains text that is displayed when the user hovers the
mouse pointer over the control for a moment.
DblClick
Event: called when the user double-clicks the control with the mouse.
Enabled
Property: when True , means that the control can receive the focus
and will respond to user input.
Enter
Event: called just before the control receives the focus from
another control on the same form.
Exit
Event: called just before the control loses the focus to another
control on the same form.
Font
Property: contains an object reference to a Font object, which
defines the characteristics of the text displayed on the control.
ForeColor
Property: contains the color used to draw the foreground of the
control.
Height
Property: contains the height of the control in points.
Left
Property: contains the distance between the left edge of the
control and the left edge of the form on which the control resides.
Locked
Property: when True , the user is not permitted to change the value
of the control.
Name
Property: contains the name of the control.
SpecialEffect
Property: specifies how the control is drawn.
TabIndex
Property: specifies the control’s relative position in the tab
sequence.
TabStop
Property: when True , means that the control will accept the focus
when the user tabs to it.
Top
Property: contains the distance between the top edge of the
control and the top edge of the form on which the control resides.
Value
Property: describes the state or content of a control.
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