Combo Box in 2007 changes other combo box background


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Linda

I have a form with several combo boxes in a column. All of them have a white
background color. If I select the drop down on one of the combo boxes and it
overlaps any of the other combo boxes some of them will change to a
transparent background but not all of them. This does not happen to all of
the overlapped combo boxes. If I view the drop down of a transparent box it
will go back to the white background, however it might cause other boxes to
go transparent. This is a database that was imported from 2003 and this did
not happen in 2003. Any suggestions on what to look for?
Thanks for you help.
 
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Linda

I'm not sure where this should be changed. The only place I "see" Alternate
Back Color is the detail properties and it is already set to No Color. Is
this where you mean or is there a place in code that this would go? Please
give me more explicit directions. If it was suppose to be in the detail, do
you have any other suggestions?
Thanks,
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Linda


ruralguy via AccessMonster.com said:
Change the Alternate Background color to [None].
I have a form with several combo boxes in a column. All of them have a white
background color. If I select the drop down on one of the combo boxes and it
overlaps any of the other combo boxes some of them will change to a
transparent background but not all of them. This does not happen to all of
the overlapped combo boxes. If I view the drop down of a transparent box it
will go back to the white background, however it might cause other boxes to
go transparent. This is a database that was imported from 2003 and this did
not happen in 2003. Any suggestions on what to look for?
Thanks for you help.

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RuralGuy (RG for short) aka Allan Bunch MS Access MVP - acXP WinXP Pro
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Linda

I sure can't find one.
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Linda


ruralguy via AccessMonster.com said:
I believe each ComboBox has an Alternate Background color property.
I'm not sure where this should be changed. The only place I "see" Alternate
Back Color is the detail properties and it is already set to No Color. Is
this where you mean or is there a place in code that this would go? Please
give me more explicit directions. If it was suppose to be in the detail, do
you have any other suggestions?
Thanks,
Change the Alternate Background color to [None].
[quoted text clipped - 7 lines]
not happen in 2003. Any suggestions on what to look for?
Thanks for you help.

--
RuralGuy (RG for short) aka Allan Bunch MS Access MVP - acXP WinXP Pro
Please post back to this forum so all may benefit.

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L

Linda

I already have done the import into an empty database and now working through
a few errors/quirks that remain. This is one of them. Thanks for
trying....anyone else???
--
Linda


ruralguy via AccessMonster.com said:
I stand corrected. It is in the Section Property sheet as you stated. I'm
sorry but I have no other suggestions other than creating a new empty db and
importing all of the old objects into it. Maybe there is some corruption.
I sure can't find one.
I believe each ComboBox has an Alternate Background color property.
[quoted text clipped - 9 lines]
not happen in 2003. Any suggestions on what to look for?
Thanks for you help.

--
RuralGuy (RG for short) aka Allan Bunch MS Access MVP - acXP WinXP Pro
Please post back to this forum so all may benefit.

Message posted via AccessMonster.com
 
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Linda

A work around that I think will take care of this problem is to add VB code
to make sure each backcolor is set properly after the drop down menu shrinks
back up. However, I'm having trouble identifying the event sequence to
determine where to put that code. This is especially problematic if the user
clicks the down arrow to view the drop down but clicks off the combo box area
to cause the drop down to shrink.

Can anyone tell me the event sequence when the down arrow is clicked for the
drop down in a combo box? Any suggestions on where to put code to force the
backcolor on the remaining combo boxes on the form?

Thanks in advance for your help.
--
Linda


Linda said:
I already have done the import into an empty database and now working through
a few errors/quirks that remain. This is one of them. Thanks for
trying....anyone else???
--
Linda


ruralguy via AccessMonster.com said:
I stand corrected. It is in the Section Property sheet as you stated. I'm
sorry but I have no other suggestions other than creating a new empty db and
importing all of the old objects into it. Maybe there is some corruption.
I sure can't find one.
I believe each ComboBox has an Alternate Background color property.

[quoted text clipped - 9 lines]
not happen in 2003. Any suggestions on what to look for?
Thanks for you help.

--
RuralGuy (RG for short) aka Allan Bunch MS Access MVP - acXP WinXP Pro
Please post back to this forum so all may benefit.

Message posted via AccessMonster.com
 

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