Access 2007 MDI background Color

Discussion in 'Access Forms Coding' started by RDub, May 12, 2009.

  1. RDub

    RDub Guest

    I have been using Stephen Lebans fine code
    ( to change the MDI background
    color in one of my Access Apps. This code has worked flawlessly for years
    in Access versions 2000 through 2003.

    In Access 2007 however the code does nothing. No errors, no hint of a
    problem, but no color change either. I did find a setting in the Access
    Options that allows a color scheme change. This would be great if, you
    liked any of the 3 schemes available (Blue, Silver, or Black), and if it
    wasn't a global setting(effects Word, Excel, etc.).

    Has anyone had to deal with this yet? Does anyone have a hint, as to why
    this might be happening? I am strongly suspect of the new Office global
    Color Scheme stuff, but have not been able to find any information on a

    RDub, May 12, 2009
    1. Advertisements

  2. RDub

    RDub Guest

    In case anyone else on the planet is interested in this threadbare thread.

    After much searching and no finding, I have hit upon yet another hack for
    this app (it already has many) that gets me where I need to go.

    At start up I put up a new empty form (no border, no caption, no control
    box, etc.) with my desired back color. The form resizes itself automagically
    to fill the entire Access MDI area. All of the apps other forms (which also
    have no borders, no captions, no control boxes, etc) seamlessly float over
    top of this bad boy.

    As I said it's a hack, but it seems to work OK in Access 2000, 2003, and

    RDub, May 13, 2009
    1. Advertisements

  3. RDub


    This thread is even more threadbare now, but it helped me. Thanks so much for posting this.
    , Jan 21, 2013
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.