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Add Fancy Borders and Frames to Microsoft Access Forms and Reports

The Border control lets you create rectangular frames with a variety of styles and beveling:

Add fancy borders to Microsoft Access forms and reports

Using the Border Control

The Border control is easy and simple to use:

  1. Place the control on the form and adjust its size
  2. Set the border properties from its property sheet

You can set a variety of options for your border:

  • Colors
    • Back
    • Border
    • Highlight
    • Shadow
  • Bevel width
  • Curve height
  • Curve width
  • Effect style: Normal, 3-D, or Shadow

If you don't need to change the border at runtime, you can convert it to a picture to save memory.

Programmatic Options

No programming is required to use this control; however, all properties can be set via VBA, and there are events for mouse clicks and key presses.