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
    (http://www.lebans.com/changemdibackground.htm) 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
    workaround.

    Rdub
     
    RDub, May 12, 2009
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  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
    2007.

    RDub

    "RDub" <rweinerattrcrentdotcom> wrote in message
    news:%23R39%...
    >I have been using Stephen Lebans fine code
    >(http://www.lebans.com/changemdibackground.htm) 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
    > workaround.
    >
    > Rdub
    >
    >
    >
     
    RDub, May 13, 2009
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  3. RDub

    Guest

    On Wednesday, May 13, 2009 10:11:00 AM UTC-4, RDub wrote:
    > 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
    > 2007.
    >
    > RDub
    >
    > "RDub" <rweinerattrcrentdotcom> wrote in message
    > >I have been using Stephen Lebans fine code
    > >(http://www.lebans.com/changemdibackground.htm) 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
    > > workaround.
    > >
    > > Rdub
    > >
    > >
    > >


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