Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Using an AutoExec macro, part of Access 2013: Tips & Tricks.
…Sometimes you're going to want your database to do several things on startup.…Right now we have our database options set to automatically open the…splash screen form, which, after a short timer delay, triggers the main menu.…We can get similar functionality, but with more flexibility, by using…a special macro in the database to control the startup behaviors.…I'm going to go ahead and open up the Kenetico-Autoexec file…by holding down the Shift key to bypass the startup options.…I'll hold down Shift on the keyboard and double-click the file to open it.…Once the database is open, I can let go of…the Shift key and click over to switch to it.…
Now I'm going to create a macro…that'll automatically start up when the database loads.…So let's go to the create tab and we'll choose macro here.…This macro is going to include several steps.…The first one is to open up the splash screen.…So for the first action, I'm going to choose OpenForum from the…list of actions and the forum that we're going to open is SplashScreen.…
- 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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