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Pro Access 2010 Development by Mark Collins

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Chapter 18. Miscellaneous Features

In this chapter, I will demonstrate several unrelated techniques that you will undoubtedly find quite useful in one of your future projects. These are the kind of things that you'll file away in your mind and later find them invaluable. I will explain

  • Using timers for building a digital clock and for simple animation

  • Calling the Windows API to get the current user

  • Using TempVars to share data between VBA, macros, queries, and reports

  • Using the WebBrowser control to display HTML content

  • Adding charts to a form or report

Using Timers

Timers are very easy to use and have lots of useful applications. In this chapter, I'll demonstrate two of these. The first is to display the current date and time on the Menu form. The time ...

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