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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Can the Access 2003 MsgBox be Made Non-Modal?

    I would like to have a MsgBox remind the user to make an entry in a form. After the entry is made the user clicks on the OK button and an action proceeds. This will not work because the MsgBox is modal and will allow no action until one of its buttons is "pressed". From what I can figure out, MsgBox is Application Modal by default and can be made System Modal. It looks as though it cannot be made non-modal.

    If this is the case, will I have to make my own version of MsgBox that is non-modal or is there an easier solution?

    Thanks,

    Charles

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    I've made a caption field visible/invisible on the form and found this works well. Other than making your own type message box via a form, I don't think you can make the msgbox non-modal.
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  3. #3
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    Non-Modal MsgBox

    Paul,

    Thanks for the idea! I will condsider doing it that way.

    Charles

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    Another option which works well is to use the conditional formatting to set the background color of the field to red if it's blank and non-red if it's not blank. This stands out like a sore thumb on a form.
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