ListBox Controls In Microsoft Access Database Forms

ListBox Controls In Microsoft Access Database Forms – Simple To Create

This video tutorial (less than 3 minutes) demonstrates what Listbox controls are in a Microsoft Access form and explains the difference between this control and the similar ComboBox control.

ListBox Controls In Microsoft Access Database Forms – An Alternative To The ComboBox Control

Using default control wizard utility, the system builds Listbox controls (including the ComboBox too) in seconds with the option of either defining your own value list (as demonstrated) or binding the source to either a table or query making this a versatile control for your Access forms.

listbox controlsThere is a third option (subject to the form being based on a table or query) that allows users to add macro/VBA code to finding records in table or query. Just follow the wizard steps!

A good form designs makes using an Access database more intuitive and is highly recommended for the non-IT savvy! To help you along, my eBook guides are a good place to start.

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2 Responses to ListBox Controls In Microsoft Access Database Forms

  1. Krisz Rokk says:

    Thanks for the video tutorial. I love the way it is explained: easy and understandable. I used to work with Oracle for 5 years and I highly appreciate the possibilities an access database offers.

  2. Ben Beitler says:

    To really take control and give a polished look and feel, learn to spend time using the properties for a ListBox control. The above illustration was designed manually using the various properties via the Property Sheet and most are available to all version of Microsoft Access

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