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Old May 5th, 2010, 03:06 PM posted to microsoft.public.access.forms
Ian Burton[_2_]
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Default unbound text box filter by form on Split Form

I have a split form, with several unbound text boxes, which I would normally
use as a filter by form type function. the query has criteria bound to these
text boxes.
My problem is that I cannot seem to get the mouse to focus on the unbound
text boxes on this split form. when i click in the unbound filter by form
text box, the focus immediately moves to the first text box that is bound to
data on the form.
Is there a solution to this, or if this is an unknown problem to anyone
else, then i will try recreating my split form in a different way. if it is
a problem, then any ideas for a solution would be appreciated.
If perhaps a split form cannot have any unbound data entry controls on it,
then I could create a form with the search criteria on, and keep the forms
seperate. If i was to do this, though i would like to 'dock' this form at
the top of the window, and then have the split form 'dock' underneath, as if
there was an application level window splitter control. Is this possible? I
guess I am looking for an elegant solution. Another option might be to put
the filter by form text boxes in the ribbon, and I have added some stuff
here, but I am unsure how I might refer to the control in a query criteria.
thanks for reading this far, and I am grateful for any insights you can give
me.

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Old May 5th, 2010, 04:38 PM posted to microsoft.public.access.forms
Ian Burton[_2_]
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Default unbound text box filter by form on Split Form



"Ian Burton" wrote:

I have a split form, with several unbound text boxes, which I would normally
use as a filter by form type function. the query has criteria bound to these
text boxes.
My problem is that I cannot seem to get the mouse to focus on the unbound
text boxes on this split form. when i click in the unbound filter by form
text box, the focus immediately moves to the first text box that is bound to
data on the form.
Is there a solution to this, or if this is an unknown problem to anyone
else, then i will try recreating my split form in a different way. if it is
a problem, then any ideas for a solution would be appreciated.
If perhaps a split form cannot have any unbound data entry controls on it,
then I could create a form with the search criteria on, and keep the forms
seperate. If i was to do this, though i would like to 'dock' this form at
the top of the window, and then have the split form 'dock' underneath, as if
there was an application level window splitter control. Is this possible? I
guess I am looking for an elegant solution. Another option might be to put
the filter by form text boxes in the ribbon, and I have added some stuff
here, but I am unsure how I might refer to the control in a query criteria.
thanks for reading this far, and I am grateful for any insights you can give
me.

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I have worked out the answer. I had made a simple mistake, and I had put
the after update code in the onclick event instead for some mad reason.
therefore, it does all work fine, and the split form seems to have the same
type of functionality as a normal form, but with the very nice synchronicity
between a datasheet view and the form view.

Any answers to the idea of docking a form, or putting a search box in the
ribbon and using it as a criteria though would be appreciated.
thanks.
 




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