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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Change background for certain conditions

    I have a continuous form for a veterinarian program that is displaying search results in the detail section. The form is based on a query. I want the background color for the animal's ID# to change based on its gender - white for male, pink for female. Both the ID# and the gender appear in the results.

    I have tried the form's OnCurrent and OnLoad events with no luck. All ID#'s appear in one color or the other.

    Is this even possible?

    TIA
    SteveH

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    in design view try right-clicking the txtbox and playing with
    conditional formatting

    (recent A versions only)

    izy
    currently using SS 2008R2

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    OR

    on the the event Current()

    Private Sub Form_Current()

    if me.feildvalue.text ="M" then
    me.ID.BackColor = vbRed
    else
    me.ID.BackColor = vbBlue
    end if



    End Sub
    hope this help

    See clear as mud


    StePhan McKillen
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    This doesn't work on a continuous form. The event fires once and the field is the same color for all records
    SteveH

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    oooooo it a continuous form well that a differnace story

    try this

    http://www.mvps.org/access/forms/frm0024.htm
    hope this help

    See clear as mud


    StePhan McKillen
    the aim is store once, not store multiple times
    Remember... Optimize 'til you die!
    Progaming environment:
    Access based on my own environment: DAO3.6/A97/A2000/A2003/A2007/A2010
    VB based on my own environment: vb6 sp5
    ASP based on my own environment: 5.6
    VB-NET based on my own environment started 2007
    SQL-2005 based on my own environment started 2008
    MYLE
    YOUR PASSWORD IS JUST LIKE YOUR TOOTHBRUSH DON'T SHARE IT.

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    Conditional Formatting

    If it's a continuous Bound form, then I'd try the Conditional Formatting as izyrider suggested.
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