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Module: AccessWindow in Category Microsoft Access : Environment from Total Visual SourceBook

Show and disable the Microsoft Access window controls to prevent users from exiting beyond your application's control using Windows API calls for 32 and 64 bit VBA.

Procedure List

Procedure Name



(Declarations) Declarations Declarations and private variables for the modAccessWindow module
AccessControlBoxesVisible Procedure Show or hides the control box for the Access window. The control box is in the upper right corner and contains the minimize, maximize and close boxes.
AccessCloseButtonEnabled Procedure Enables and disables the close button of the current application. Disabling it prevents users from accidentally closing Access from the Windows close button in the upper right corner and forces users to exit within your application. For more info, visit
AccessWindowOpacity Procedure Set the Opacity/transparency of the Access window
AccessWindowTransparent Procedure Make the Access window completely transparent
AccessWindowSemiTransparent Procedure Make the Access window partially transparent
AccessWindowOpaque Procedure Reset the Access window to be completely opaque

Example Code for Using Module: AccessWindow

' Example of the modAccessWindow class
' To try this example, do the following:
' 1. Create a new form
' 2. Add the following command buttons:
'       cmdControlBox
'       cmdCloseBtn
'       cmdOpacity
'       cmdOpaque
'       cmdSemiTransparent
'       cmdTransparent
' 3. Paste all the code from this example to the new form's module
' 4. Run the form.

#If VBA7 Then
  Private Declare PtrSafe Sub Sleep Lib "kernel32" (ByVal lngMilliSeconds As Long)
  Private Declare Sub Sleep Lib "kernel32" (ByVal lngMilliSeconds As Long)
#End If

Private Sub cmdCloseButton_Click()
  If cmdCloseButton.Caption = "Disable close button" Then
    AccessCloseButtonEnabled False
    cmdCloseButton.Caption = "Enable close button"
    AccessCloseButtonEnabled True
    cmdCloseButton.Caption = "Disable close button"
  End If
End Sub

Private Sub cmdControlBox_Click()
  If cmdControlBox.Caption = "Hide control box" Then
    AccessControlBoxesVisible False
    cmdControlBox.Caption = "Show control box"
    AccessControlBoxesVisible True
    cmdControlBox.Caption = "Hide control box"
  End If
End Sub

Private Sub cmdOpacity_Click()
  Select Case Me.cmdOpacity.Caption
    Case "Set window opacity: 75%"
      AccessWindowOpacity (255 * 0.75)
      Me.cmdOpacity.Caption = "Set window opacity: 50%"
    Case "Set window opacity: 50%"
      AccessWindowOpacity (255 * 0.5)
      Me.cmdOpacity.Caption = "Set window opacity: 25%"
    Case "Set window opacity: 25%"
      AccessWindowOpacity (255 * 0.25)
      Me.cmdOpacity.Caption = "Set window opacity: 75%"
    Case Else
      AccessWindowOpacity (255)
      Me.cmdOpacity.Caption = "Set window opacity: 75%"
  End Select
End Sub

Private Sub cmdOpaque_Click()
  Me.cmdOpacity.Caption = "Set window opacity: 75%"
End Sub

Private Sub cmdSemiTransparent_Click()
  Me.cmdOpacity.Caption = "Set window opacity: 25%"
End Sub

Private Sub cmdTransparent_Click()
  MsgBox "Form will be transparent for 3 seconds."
  Sleep 3000
  Me.cmdOpacity.Caption = "Set window opacity: 75%"
End Sub

Private Sub Form_Load()

  ' Set defaults
  AccessCloseButtonEnabled True
  AccessControlBoxesVisible True

  ' Setup controls
  With Me.cmdCloseButton
    .Caption = "Disable close button"
    .Top = 100
    .Left = 100
    .Width = 3500
  End With
  With Me.cmdControlBox
    .Caption = "Hide control box"
    .Top = 500
    .Left = 100
    .Width = 3500
  End With
  With Me.cmdOpacity
    .Caption = "Set window opacity: 75%"
    .Top = 900
    .Left = 100
    .Width = 3500
  End With
  With Me.cmdOpaque
    .Caption = "Reset opacity"
    .Top = 1300
    .Left = 100
    .Width = 3500
  End With
  With Me.cmdSemiTransparent
    .Caption = "Make window semi-transparent"
    .Top = 1700
    .Left = 100
    .Width = 3500
  End With
  With Me.cmdTransparent
    .Caption = "Make window transparent"
    .Top = 2100
    .Left = 100
    .Width = 3500
  End With

End Sub

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