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Microsoft Office® Access 2007 Inside Out by John Viescas and Jeff Conrad

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Introducing ActiveX Controls—The Calendar Control

Although Access 2007 certainly provides a useful collection of controls to help you design your forms, for some tasks you might need something more complex. Access supports many ActiveX controls that provide functionality beyond the basic set you can find in the Controls group. An ActiveX control is a small program that supports the ActiveX interface to allow Access to see the control’s properties and build a window to display the control’s user interface.

The 2007 Microsoft Office system installs dozens of ActiveX controls on your computer. It uses many of these in other applications such as Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 or Microsoft Office Excel 2007. Access 2007 makes some of these controls available ...

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