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Old April 26th, 2008, 03:08 AM posted to microsoft.public.access.forms
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Default Problems with tab form

I am trying to create a tabbed form to enter data. My problem is as I move
from tab 1 to tab 2 the fields that I placed in tab 1 carry over to tab 2.
How do i stop the carryover from tab to tab

Thanks!
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Old April 26th, 2008, 03:20 AM posted to microsoft.public.access.forms
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Here's a quick little primer on tabbed pages. Paragraph 2 explains your
particular problem.

First thing to remember is that the Tabbed Pages are all part of a single
form; think of it as a really long form turned on its side. Because it is all
one form, all referencing to any control on it is done in the same manner as
if they were all on one single screen. Create a form in Design View. Goto the
toolbox and click on the Tabbed Control icon; it actually looks like several
manila file folders. Place it on your form and adjust the size to your liking.
If you need more than the two tabbed pages it initially gives you, click on
the tabbed control to select it. Goto Insert and click on Tabbed Control Page
and another tabbed page will be added. Do this as many times as necessary.

This is the really important part: when you go to add a control to a tabbed
page, you must first click to select one of the pages, then add the control.
Otherwise, the control will be added to the form itself, and will show thru
on all tabbed pages!

Once you have the form's Control Source (your table or a query) set up, you
simple add controls as you normally would, heeding the above paragraph.

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Old April 26th, 2008, 07:33 PM posted to microsoft.public.access.forms
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And to add a caveat to Linq's excellent response, you can not use Drag 'n
Drop to move a control to a particular tab page. You need to use Cut 'n
Paste.

USD305 wrote:
I am trying to create a tabbed form to enter data. My problem is as I move
from tab 1 to tab 2 the fields that I placed in tab 1 carry over to tab 2.
How do i stop the carryover from tab to tab

Thanks!


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Old April 26th, 2008, 10:11 PM posted to microsoft.public.access.forms
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Glad you added that, Allan! Reminded me of something else, too! After you
move the controls, if you've placed any code behind any of these controls,
such as OnClick, AfterUpdate, etc, you'll need to select each moved control,
gotot Properties - Events, and if your see [Event Proceedure] next to any of
the Properties, click into that box, then click on the ellipsis (...) that
appears, which should take you to the code module. Then exit back to Design
View. This will re-connect the code to the controls. You'll need to do tis
for any control that you move onto a page ***that has code behind it*** IF
they have no cod events behind them, you're OK as is.

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