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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Access form design using layout - how to center controls

    Hi all,

    I would like to have a sort of a main menu form on my Access front end, horizontally centered in the middle of the form, no matter the resolution or window size. I can easily do it (and I did) by simple VBA executed on form_Resize event, but I'd rather know how to do it without it.

    In design view, I created a tabular layout with three columns, with my subform in the middle. Now, what I would love to achieve is for the middle column to always stay the same width but the side columns always resize with the window, so the middle column is always in the middle of the Access window.

    No matter what I do, I just can't accomplish to have both side columns size with each other.

    Thanks in advance for any ideas.

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    there s no way of doing this that I am aware of short of placing code inside the forms on resize event
    OR
    make the form non resizeable
    I'd rather be riding on the Tiger 800 or the Norton

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    Quote Originally Posted by healdem View Post
    there s no way of doing this that I am aware of short of placing code inside the forms on resize event
    OR
    make the form non resizeable
    That's what I was afraid of. I don't know what do you mean by making the form non resizable. If I do so, then the form will look differently on every monitory (users of the front-end have all from standard 17" to various laptops).

    I guess I'll have to use VBA, no big deal really, I just hoped it will be possible without it.

    Thanks for your reply anyway-

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