‪Microsoft Access 2010 – How to Create a Navigation Form‬

This video is a good advert that shows some of the new features – adding a navigation form with tabs that allows you to move between other forms replacing the conventional menu manager tool from previous versions.

It also gives you a quick overview of how sleek looking this version is compared to earlier versions (not so much Access 2007 but earlier) and how interactive the Ribbon Bar is to the selected item (object) with dynamic previews when formatting the components.

New users to Microsoft Access will find this a pleasing application to work with but be warned the learning curve is a little steep at first but with determination and persistence, you will be able to master this application much quicker than perhaps its predecessors.

By the way! You can always engage in a training session (or two) with me to learn Microsoft Access in quick time.

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9 Responses to ‪Microsoft Access 2010 – How to Create a Navigation Form‬

  1. Ben says:

    Hi, Many thanks for taking the time to post your feedback – it’s always appreciated.
    When you refer to a customer showing sales info similar to how the navigation form was created, this would present other challenges; one in particular is the dynamic change records and growth of button and other realted controls which the navigation form is based.
    Instead, you would need to use a listview (combo box) to populate customers on the left so that users click and display sales in the right in a subform related with either a query or linked properties to the main form (in other words forms and subforms).
    If you take a look at a screen shot on http://accessdatabasetutorial.com/applications the first image is an example of when a user picks an item in the list, the main screen populates with either a macro or VBA code.
    I haven’t created a video on this and this is left for my teachings and eBooks that I either give to students or offer on this site http://accessdatabasetutorial.com/ebooks .
    Hope this clarifies things. Please feel free to add more comments or email me from my contact page (http://accessdatabasetutorial.com/contact) if you need more clarification.
    Many thanks – Ben

  2. Daniel Lamarche says:

    Thanks you for this demo Ben. But there are dozens of similar demos all over the Web. Could you make a demo of how to synchronize subforms in a Navigation Form. For instance in the video you show the Address Book form. This allow the user to display the details of the selected name on the left.

    For example a demo of how to see all the sales for the selected customer on the left or the right would be really great. The detail of the sales would appear in the center of the Nav Form like the one in the video.

    Thanks

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