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    Unanswered: Form designs

    is there a place where i can get some inspiration for a form i am creating, i dont want to look so normal...

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    Imagination is a great source for this kind of thing
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    Check out the code bank (download the Form Manipulation examples). That'll give you some inspiration and several different options (including a rounded edge form, a transluecent form, and many more). http://www.dbforums.com/showpost.php...9&postcount=51

    Also look at the Northwind database and the forms supplied in that database (comes with Access.) They are pretty neat as well.
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    Northwind? LOL!
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    Not the old crappy Northwind (with Access 97 and I believe 2000). I believe it was Access XP which has the new improved forms (although still nothing to win any awards.)
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    If you gave a little more description about what the form will do, then maybe people can be a little more specific. For example, is it a wizard that users answer a series of questions to get a result. Is it an order screen with a subform for order detail information? Is it a form that has a tab control with many pages (similar to the properties form)?

    Or are you looking for a form that has rounded edges instead of square? Or maybe you want the background to be a gradient fill.

    There are alot of choices. What specifically did you have in mind?

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    DCKunkle sparked my memory that there's also a neat color gradient form in the code bank as well. I'm guessing you're just looking to spice up your forms and didn't have anything specific in mind but were just looking for ideas (I've been there where I didn't have anything specific but just wanted to jazz them up somehow.)
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    I don't remember where I got this database from, but it has an example of the rounded corners form I mentioned. Didn't remember I had it until now. There are some other form manipulation things in it as well.

    Disclosure: I am not the author. The author is named in the database.
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    That's one of the Form Manipulation examples which I put together and posted in the code bank (http://www.dbforums.com/showpost.php...&postcount=51) (there are several authors as I gathered samples from a variety of sources to make this.) There is a 2nd Form Manipulation example in that post as well (which has even more cooler examples.)

    Also see these:

    http://www.dbforums.com/showpost.php...0&postcount=57

    http://www.dbforums.com/showpost.php...4&postcount=59
    Last edited by pkstormy; 01-18-08 at 23:50.
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