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rounded forms in access 97 ?

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Gary, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. Gary

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    hi is there a way i can round the corners of a subform, it looks very
    bland at the moment, i'd like to round the edges of a subform on my
    main switchboard form.

    thanks,

    gary.

    p.s. i've given up on visual studio, it's too complex - i'm back in
    access now =/
     
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  3. Larry Linson

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    "Gary" wrote

    > hi is there a way i can round the
    > corners of a subform, it looks very
    > bland at the moment, i'd like to
    > round the edges of a subform
    > on my main switchboard form.


    Does it work correctly with bland, square corners? Is the data that it shows
    correct with bland, square corners? Is your employer or client willing to
    pay for "glitz and glitter"?

    Not a single one of my clients was ever willing to pay a nanocent for "glitz
    and glitter" (by their definition, anything not directly involved with
    solving the business problem at hand).

    If you run an Access 97 application under Windows XP, the upper corners of
    the main form will be rounded. But it still looks pretty "bland" to me.

    I suspect, with a lot of work, blood, sweat, and tears, you could use the
    Windows API to make your forms look less bland. But, since you are not
    likely to be using Access to create the next blockbuster game, I'm not sure
    why you would bother.

    Larry Linson
    Microsoft Access MVP
     
  4. Brendan Reynolds

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    I'd have to agree with Larry, Gary ... I've yet to meet a client who cared
    in the least whether corners were rounded or not.

    You say you've given up on Visual Studio because it is too complex, but one
    of the reasons why Visual Studio is so complex is because it lets you do
    things like controlling the shape and transparency of your forms. If Access
    was to provide all of the options and 'down-and-dirty' low-level control
    that Visual Studio provides, it would end up being just as complex as Visual
    Studio.

    All of that said, you might want to take a look at what Steven Leban's has
    at http://www.lebans.com/Form.htm - as far as I know, he doesn't have a
    solution to the specific question of rounded subform controls, but he does
    have ways of doing a number of other things with Access forms that most of
    us thought were impossible! :)

    --
    Brendan Reynolds

    "Gary" <garyusenet@myway.com> wrote in message
    news:1130331665.646417.322610@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
    > hi is there a way i can round the corners of a subform, it looks very
    > bland at the moment, i'd like to round the edges of a subform on my
    > main switchboard form.
    >
    > thanks,
    >
    > gary.
    >
    > p.s. i've given up on visual studio, it's too complex - i'm back in
    > access now =/
    >
     
  5. Stephen Lebans

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    Pedro has a sample MDB on his site showing how to produce non rectangular
    Forms but it probably will nto work for SubForm controls.
    http://www.geocities.com/pmpg98_pt/

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    HTH
    Stephen Lebans
    http://www.lebans.com
    Access Code, Tips and Tricks
    Please respond only to the newsgroups so everyone can benefit.

    "Brendan Reynolds" <brenreyn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:eKxhKzt2FHA.3244@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > I'd have to agree with Larry, Gary ... I've yet to meet a client who cared
    > in the least whether corners were rounded or not.
    >
    > You say you've given up on Visual Studio because it is too complex, but
    > one of the reasons why Visual Studio is so complex is because it lets you
    > do things like controlling the shape and transparency of your forms. If
    > Access was to provide all of the options and 'down-and-dirty' low-level
    > control that Visual Studio provides, it would end up being just as complex
    > as Visual Studio.
    >
    > All of that said, you might want to take a look at what Steven Leban's has
    > at http://www.lebans.com/Form.htm - as far as I know, he doesn't have a
    > solution to the specific question of rounded subform controls, but he does
    > have ways of doing a number of other things with Access forms that most of
    > us thought were impossible! :)
    >
    > --
    > Brendan Reynolds
    >
    > "Gary" <garyusenet@myway.com> wrote in message
    > news:1130331665.646417.322610@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
    >> hi is there a way i can round the corners of a subform, it looks very
    >> bland at the moment, i'd like to round the edges of a subform on my
    >> main switchboard form.
    >>
    >> thanks,
    >>
    >> gary.
    >>
    >> p.s. i've given up on visual studio, it's too complex - i'm back in
    >> access now =/
    >>

    >
    >
     

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