Access Cookbook. Solutions to Common User Interface & by Ken Getz

By Ken Getz

Not a reference e-book, and never an instructional both, the hot moment variation of the very hot Access Cookbook is an uncommonly necessary selection of suggestions to difficulties that entry clients and builders tend to face as they try to construct more and more complicated applications.

Although utilizing any unmarried "recipe" within the booklet will greater than pay again the price of the e-book by way of either hours stored and frustration thwarted, Access Cookbook , moment version is far greater than a convenient collection of cut-and-paste code.

Each of the "recipes" learn a specific problem--problems that in most cases ensue should you push the higher limits of entry, or ones which are more likely to journey up a developer trying to layout a extra dependent entry application--even a few belongings you by no means knew entry may well do. The authors then, in a transparent, obtainable, step by step type, current the issues' resolution. Following each one "recipe" are insights on how entry works, strength pitfalls,...

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The entries you make in the Parameters dialog end up in the Parameters clause that is added to the beginning of the query's SQL, which you can see by selecting View → SQL View. The result of a parameter query needn't be a query's datasheet. You can base reports, forms, and even other queries on a parameter query. When you run the object that is based on the parameter query—for example, a report—Access knows enough to resolve the parameters prior to running the report. You can use parameters in any type of query, including select, totals, crosstab, action, and union queries.

You'll learn how to restrict the mouse movement to a specific area on the screen, how to run another program from your VBA code, and how to wait until that program is done before continuing. We'll demonstrate a method for exiting Windows under program control and how to retrieve information about your Access installation and the current Windows environment. The possibilities are endless once you start diving into the Windows API, and this chapter is an excellent place to start. Chapter 12 This chapter gives you examples of using Automation to interact with most of the Microsoft Office applications.

This chapter's topics work through several different areas of optimization—steps you can take to make your databases work as smoothly as possible. The topics range from optimizing queries, forms, and VBA, to testing the speed of various optimization techniques, to accelerating client/server applications. If you want your applications to run as quickly as possible, this chapter is a good place to look for tips. Chapter 9 This chapter presents a compendium of user interface tips and techniques. By implementing the ideas and techniques in this chapter, you'll be able to create a user interface that stands out and works well.

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