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Old August 21st, 2006, 09:52 PM
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   How do i grey out a form field? I tried fieldname.visible , it turns out the field disappear from the form. Pls kindly help. Thnks.

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Okey,

Go to the from design view select the text box or combo box what ever you have then select properties and in the format tab on Backstyle keep it as transparent..

this should work..

bye..
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Why do you want to grey it out? Do you want to make it inactive, or just color it?


If you want to make it inactive, you click on the field in design view, go to its properties dialog box, then click the Data tab, and select Enabled = No. This will grey it out.

If you want to make this conditional based on some value (in a record, for example) then you check the condition, and use:

Me.TextBox.Enabled = False

I am pretty sure that last line will work. The code may be slightly different.

Does this help?



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which event do you place that code on and do you place it on the field/s you wish to disable?

Here is my scenario.

I have a form that has 4 fields.

Field_1
Field_2
Field_3
Field_4

I want that when i select A from Field_1 that Field_2,3 and 4 are enabled and when Field_1 does not show A, Field_2,3 and 4 are disabled.

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I would put in before update rather than after update

select case me.field1.value

  'if x is the situation
  Case a
      me.field2.enabled=false
      me.field3.enabled=false
      me.field4.enabled=false

  'if y is the situation
  case b
      me.field2.enabled=false
      me.field3.enabled=true
      me.field4.enabled=false

end select

if may be simpler to change the visibility properties to false that way the user doesn't get the chance to see non-relevant fields and avoids confusion.









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