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Pro Access 2010 Development by Mark Collins

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Chapter 6. Standard Forms

One of the really great features of Access is that it can generate forms for you based on your table design. This is another good reason for starting with a well thought out data schema. In this chapter, I'll demonstrate several common form patterns that will satisfy many of your UI requirements. These are created using standard form templates or the Form Wizard, and do not require writing any code.

This chapter will also provide a foundation that applies to both these simple forms as well as advanced custom forms. In subsequent chapters, I'll show you how to design forms yourself and use macros and VBA code to implement more complex solutions. These custom forms are based on the same general principles that I will explain ...

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