Total Access Components 2010: New Features
world's most popular collection of custom controls for Microsoft Access
is now available for Microsoft Access 2010 (which also supports Access
2013 and 2016).
Total Access Components 2010, Version 14, has a number of significant enhancements from the 2007 version:
Supports both 32 and 64 bit Versions
Microsoft Access 2010 and later is available in 32 and 64 bit
versions. ActiveX controls are either 32 or 64 bit
and must match the MS Access version selected.
Total Access Components 2010 includes two sets of controls:
- The 32 bit version supports Microsoft Access
2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, and the 32 bit version of Access 2010, 2013 and 2016.
- The 64 bit
version supports the 64 bit version of Access 2010, 2013 and 2016.
Compatibility Across 32 and 64 bit Versions
Both versions are compatible with each other. Use the controls from Total
Access Components in your MS Access application and automatically run it in
the other version without any changes. Your users simply need to have the
appropriate version of Total Access Components on their machine. Separate 32
and 64 bit redistributable programs are included for to deploy
them to your users.
New Technology Platform
To support both 32 and 64 bit environments, Total Access
Components 2010 was upgraded from C++ version 6.0 to version
Enhanced System Information Control
A new property, FreeMemEx, is available for the
System Information control to support larger values
when returning the systemís total free memory. A new
Constant value, TacmSys8664, is available for the
System Information controlís CPUType property. This
value is returned for 64-bit processors.
Enhanced Sample Database
The Sample Database is significantly enhanced to
demonstrate all the properties, methods, and events
for each control.
Features Added with the 2007 Version
The following features were added with Total Access
Components 2007. They are included in Total Access
Components 2010 for both 32 and 64 bit versions.
New Cursor Control
With the addition of the
Cursor control, Total Access
Components now offers 30 ActiveX controls. The cursor control lets
you specify a custom graphic as the windows cursor when you want an
alternative to the standard arrow or hourglass.
Significant Enhancements to Existing Controls
Many of the controls
are enhanced with more features, a more modern
appearance to support the look of Windows XP/Vista/7. These include:
The Icon Menu control
makes it easy to add icon menus like the one used in
Outlook. Several new features were added:
Word wrapping on
font, style, foreground color, and background color
XP styles and themes
adds customized right-click context
menus to your forms. This control now supports
Windows XP styles/themes, and allows customization
of each menu itemís font, style, and color. You can
even add your own icon for each item.
Analog and Digital Clocks
analog and digital Clock control
displays clocks in a variety of styles. These new
features were added:
- Support for background images
- Option to specify the clock time
- Support for additional hand styles
- Ability to show or hide hour ticks
- Support for Windows XP styles/themes with smoother lines for
a sleeker appearance
is a command button with a variety of
text effects, bitmap, and toggle styles. This
control includes a new option to display a Hyperlink
Hand cursor when hovering over the button.
The Gauge control
displays information in a graphical format that is easy to
understand. This control now supports background images so you
can provide your own picture for the dial.
displays text scrolling left, up, right, or down.
This control now supports word wrapping and Windows
provides visual feedback showing values
relative to a range or % of completion. This control
now supports Windows XP styles/themes, and allows
Text Effects control
displays rotated text with
custom display styles. This control now supports
word wrapping, options for text location, and
Windows XP styles/themes.
adds popup notes to your forms to simplify viewing
and editing memo fields. This control now supports
Windows XP styles/themes and a variety of text
The Timer control
allows you to add multiple timers to forms. This
control supports larger interval values.
Window System Enhancements
lets you invoke the Windows Clipboard without using
Windows API calls. This control is enhanced to
support copying and pasting bitmaps, in addition to
Common Dialog Control
The Common Dialog control
lets you easily invoke
Windows common dialogs from your application. This
control supports Windows XP and Vista system
commands and options.
The help file feature of
this control now supports Compressed HTML Help (*.CHM)
files in addition to the traditional *.HLP help
Many other documentation and enhancements were made to improve
performance and stability. To help you get started right away, the Sample
database is redesigned to provide examples of every property, method, and
event of each Total Access Components control. A new 158 page,
professionally printed user manual is also available.
Pricing and Access Versions