Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
The advanced properties for a control are listed in the Properties dialog box.
Some of the advanced properties that you are most likely to need to change are described here. To
change a property, click its name in the list and then select a value at the top of the dialog box:
n BackColor, ForeColor: Same as Background Color and Foreground Color in the
property sheet, but provide a greater selection of colors to choose from.
n BackStyle: Sets the control background to Opaque or Transparent.
n BorderStyle: Sets the style of the control’s border to Single or None.
n Locked: If True, the control is read-only.
n MousePointer: Specifies the shape of the mouse pointer when it is over the control.
n TabStop: If True (the default), the control is part of the tab order. Set to False if you do
not want the user to be able to tab to the control.
The Value Properties
The Value tab of the property sheet is related to the field that the control corresponds to. This tab is
shown in Figure 26.17. If the control is already associated with a field, the property values will be
filled in (as in the figure). Otherwise they will be blank.
To associate a control with a field, or to change its association to a different field, click
the Choose Field button and follow the prompts to select a field. Be careful doing this
because not all control types are appropriate for certain field data types — although the Forms
Designer will let you make inappropriate associations, the resulting form is likely to be less useful.