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Events on controls linked to table fields? [closed]

asked 2016-11-08 08:31:05 +0200

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updated 2020-07-20 19:51:32 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I am just dipping a toe into the water, thinking to transfer my years of VBA knowledge into Base.

Looking at the TT NorthWind.odb Categories form I was unable to find any way to associate an event with a control tied to a database field - for example the CategoryName control. All other controls I add have the constellation of events I expect, but not those linked controls. I notice the control properties dialog identifies each one as "Multiselection" and not as the name of the table field it is linked to.

Is this designed behaviour, or am I missing something?

Any help would be appreciated.

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answered 2016-11-08 09:49:35 +0200

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image


Problem occurs because they are grouped fields: the text box and label. Instead of clicking on the text box to select it, use Ctrl+Click.

Another way, display the Form Design toolbar and use Form Navigator to select.


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