Learn Microsoft Access Advanced Programming Techniques, Tips and Tricks.

Opening Access Objects from Desktop

Frequently Used Methods.

  1. Set the Form Name in Display Form Option of Current Database in Access Options.

    BIG DEAL!, this is the first trick any novice learns, when he/she start learning Microsoft Access.

  2. Create an Autoexec Macro with FormOpen Action with required Form Name in the Property.
  3. Both the above options opens a Form, always we wanted to open first, when the database is launched.

Opening Form Directly, without any Changes in Database.

We would like to launch a particular Form automatically tomorrow, to continue updating data on that form, without making any changes in the database for that.

Or, You would like to print a particular Report, first thing in the morning without fail, then here is a simple trick.

Note: Your Database's Navigation Pane must be accessible.

  1. Open the Database.
  2. Click the Restore Window Control-Button to reduce the Application Window size, so that the empty area of the Desktop is visible.
  3. Click and hold the Mouse Button on the required Form Name, in the Navigation Pane, drag and  drop it on the Desktop.
  4. Close the Database.
  5. Double-Click on the Desktop-Shortcut. The Form will be in open state, when the Database is open.

    You can open the following Objects directly, with Desktop-Shortcuts:

Try it out yourself.

  1. MS-Access Class Module and VBA
  2. MS-Access and Collection Object Basics
  3. Dictionary Objects Basics
  4. Withevents and All Form Control Types

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