Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding tooltips and status messages, part of Access 2013: Tips & Tricks.
…Using an unfamiliar database can be a daunting experience for new users.…One way to flatten out some of the learning curve is to be very…consistent in your use and placement of…form controls and other elements in the database.…Another way you can help new users feel comfortable in…the environment you've created, is to provide context sensitive help.…You can do that by using pop-up tool tips and status bar messages.…Lets add a couple to our KinnetiCO database.…I'm here on the main menu.…And just to see what we're talking about, if I hover my mouse over…the exit database button, we'll see a little pop-up flag that says quit app.…
The exit database button was created using the…button wizard, and it automatically attached a label here,…this pop-up flag, called quit app, based off…of the tools that I chose at the wizard.…Let's go ahead and take a look at something else.…Let's go into the reports menu here and we'll notice if we go over…this return to main menu button, by hover over it, it also says quit app.…
- Creating a kiosk experience
- Hiding the ribbon
- Creating cascading combo boxes
- Working with hidden objects
- Creating a separate back end
- Building a dynamic reporting tool
- Writing custom functions in Visual Basic
- Distributing your application
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Creating a Start-up Experience
2. Creating Cascading Combo Boxes
3. Working with Hidden Objects
4. Working with Split Databases
Creating a back end3m 44s
5. Creating a Dynamic Reporting Tool
6. Aiding the End User
7. Writing Custom Functions in Visual Basic
8. Distributing Your Application
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