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Microsoft® Access® 2010 Inside Out by Jeff Conrad and John Viescas

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Loading Ribbon XML

In the previous sections, you’ve learned the basic structure of ribbon XML and how to create a USysRibbons table to store the XML for each of your custom ribbons. You learned that Access searches for this table during startup and that if it finds this table (and correct fields within the table), Access loads these custom ribbons into memory. In the Conrad Systems Contacts (Contacts.accdb) sample database, we created three custom ribbons for the application in the USysRibbons table—rbnCSD, rbnForms, and rbnPrintPreview.

After you define custom ribbons in the USysRibbons table, you can specify that Access load a specific custom ribbon each time you open the database. To accomplish this, click the File tab on the Backstage view, ...

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