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Old May 8th, 2009, 06:27 PM
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Default Preventing User Code Break via Control Break key

Does anyone know how to stop a user interrupting MS Access visual basic code execution using a "Control-Break" key combination.

It is possible to set the database properties to prevent VB code being exposed to a user when an unhandled error occurs, however this does not stop the code being transparently interrupted by a user.

AutoKeys does not recognise "^{BREAK}" as a valid key combination, so that seems to rule out using this approach to trap a "Control-Break".

Excel supports a method that allows "Control-Break" to be either trapped or ignored; MS Access does not appear to have an equivalent.

You can do all the fancy stuff you like, but if a user can stop your code in its tracks, your application has one very large flaw built right in!!
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Go to the startup options and remove the USE ACCESS SPECIAL KEYS checkmark from the checkbox. That should do it for you.
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Wow, I'm curious as to why your users are using the CTRL+BREAK combination on any program! Are they purposely seeking to sabotage their work?!
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