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Old June 5th, 2010, 04:11 PM posted to microsoft.public.access
JS5
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Default Where is the startup manager in 2007

I can't even find the word splashscreen or spash screen in 07 help. I
inherited a database that uses switchboards and want a splashscreen so they
can either go into it, or open a utilities form where I throw my own options
and functionality. But I dont see anything on splashscreens, the startup
manager to determine which form opens at startup. Only the switchboard
manager.

And switchboards are idiotic. That level of complexity and abstraction to
simply open forms and reports is imbecillic. One form, one function, one
button, one function. Its much easier to build, reverse engineer, document.
These switchboards are nuclear powered pencil sharpeners. Moronic.

Code should only be as complex as its functionality and features require.
Looping through tables with ADO, to see how many buttons a form has, their
captions and functionality is incredibly pointless. Who designed it, someone
on a Tandy with 256K memory? Forms use virtually no file size. What are the
advantages of eliminating a handful of dedicated forms with 500 lines of
code, so womeone as MS or Wrox could impress people?

Now this concoluted switchboard nonsense has to be revese engineered,
altered, documented, maintained, passed on.

Code bumming - Learn it, master it, or get out of the business.

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Old June 5th, 2010, 04:15 PM posted to microsoft.public.access
Allen Browne
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Default Where is the startup manager in 2007

To specify the form you want loaded at start up, go to:
Office Button | Access Options | Current Database | Display Form

If you are trying to design a splash form that displays version info, this
may help:
http://allenbrowne.com/ser-53.html

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Allen Browne - Microsoft MVP. Perth, Western Australia
Tips for Access users - http://allenbrowne.com/tips.html
Reply to group, rather than allenbrowne at mvps dot org.


"JS5" wrote in message
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I can't even find the word splashscreen or spash screen in 07 help. I
inherited a database that uses switchboards and want a splashscreen so
they
can either go into it, or open a utilities form where I throw my own
options
and functionality. But I dont see anything on splashscreens, the startup
manager to determine which form opens at startup. Only the switchboard
manager.

And switchboards are idiotic. That level of complexity and abstraction to
simply open forms and reports is imbecillic. One form, one function, one
button, one function. Its much easier to build, reverse engineer,
document.
These switchboards are nuclear powered pencil sharpeners. Moronic.

Code should only be as complex as its functionality and features require.
Looping through tables with ADO, to see how many buttons a form has, their
captions and functionality is incredibly pointless. Who designed it,
someone
on a Tandy with 256K memory? Forms use virtually no file size. What are
the
advantages of eliminating a handful of dedicated forms with 500 lines of
code, so womeone as MS or Wrox could impress people?

Now this concoluted switchboard nonsense has to be revese engineered,
altered, documented, maintained, passed on.

Code bumming - Learn it, master it, or get out of the business.

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Old June 5th, 2010, 04:30 PM posted to microsoft.public.access
Jörn Bosse[_3_]
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Default Where is the startup manager in 2007

Hi there,

why don´t you create a macro named Autoexec. It will do everything you
want when you start your database.

Regards
Jörn


Am 05.06.2010 17:11, schrieb JS5:
I can't even find the word splashscreen or spash screen in 07 help. I
inherited a database that uses switchboards and want a splashscreen so they
can either go into it, or open a utilities form where I throw my own options
and functionality. But I dont see anything on splashscreens, the startup
manager to determine which form opens at startup. Only the switchboard
manager.

And switchboards are idiotic. That level of complexity and abstraction to
simply open forms and reports is imbecillic. One form, one function, one
button, one function. Its much easier to build, reverse engineer, document.
These switchboards are nuclear powered pencil sharpeners. Moronic.

Code should only be as complex as its functionality and features require.
Looping through tables with ADO, to see how many buttons a form has, their
captions and functionality is incredibly pointless. Who designed it, someone
on a Tandy with 256K memory? Forms use virtually no file size. What are the
advantages of eliminating a handful of dedicated forms with 500 lines of
code, so womeone as MS or Wrox could impress people?

Now this concoluted switchboard nonsense has to be revese engineered,
altered, documented, maintained, passed on.

Code bumming - Learn it, master it, or get out of the business.


 




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