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Old July 21st, 2003, 02:03 PM
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Default Tab Control Backcolor

In Access XP, a form's tab control's backcolor seems to be dictated by the display properties you choose for Windows in general. This is not good as my labels' forecolor may not be visible to everyone depending on their color choices. I would like to override this, pick a tab control backcolor, and make it stick; however, there's no Backcolor property for it. Can it be done?

The only other options I see are 1) telling people to choose colors wisely, or 2) set the tab control's Backstyle property to Transparent and place a colored rectangle object behind it. This still does not affect the actual tab colors, which insist on staying the color of the Windows setting even though the rest of the tab control is transparent.

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Old July 21st, 2003, 02:28 PM
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Create a header and set the back color to -2147483647. The make your labels transparent and the fore color to 16777215. This way it will always use the system colors and the users will always be able to see the fonts.


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i NEED to eitha:
1)make da bak color of tha tab control transparent; or
2)change it to the color i'm using (Whitesmoke) for my forms

in VB.NET (not JavaScript, not ASP.NET:(, not php:( but VB!!!)


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I've spent several days looking at this problem and have designed a nice, simple, and effective way of dealing with this problem.

http://www.mvct.com/AccessCodeSamples.asp contains a source code sample and an ActiveX DLL you can use for this.

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