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I have set up a user name and password for users to logon to a database. How do I prevent the user's from entering the database by holding the shift and open keys on the keyboard and letting me have access to the database in design view.

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Brendan,

Check the example here:

http://www.members.shaw.ca/AlbertKa...s/msaccess.html

But also you can probably do this:
**Just make sure that you there are quotes around 'AllowBypassKey' like this: ChangePropertyDdl ("AllowBypassKey", DB_Boolean, False).**


Function ChangePropertyDdl(stPropName As String, _
PropType As DAO.DataTypeEnum, vPropVal As Variant) _
As Boolean
' Uses the DDL argument to create a property
' that only Admins can change.
'
' Current CreateProperty listing in Access help
' is flawed in that anyone who can open the db
' can reset properties, such as AllowBypassKey
'
On Error GoTo ChangePropertyDdl_Err


Dim db As DAO.Database
Dim prp As DAO.Property


Const conPropNotFoundError = 3270


Set db = CurrentDb
' Assuming the current property was created without
' using the DDL argument. Delete it so we can
' recreate it properly
db.Properties.Delete stPropName
Set prp = db.CreateProperty(stPropName, _
PropType, vPropVal, True)
db.Properties.Append prp


' If we made it this far, it worked!
ChangePropertyDdl = True


ChangePropertyDdl_Exit:
Set prp = Nothing
Set db = Nothing
Exit Function


ChangePropertyDdl_Err:
If Err.Number = conPropNotFoundError Then
' We can ignore when the prop does not exist
Resume Next
End If
Resume ChangePropertyDdl_Exit
End Function


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