Originally posted by sublimsos
I have a silly question....
Anyone know how to change the color of command buttons...??
Gray is sooo not right for my color scheme :P
That's not a silly question! Esthetic value is very important to the user! lol
Seriously though... Someone will correct me if I'm wrong but as far as I know, you can't change the face color of a command button... ...You could switch it to Picture but not just change the color...
HOWEVER, you CAN use labels instead of command buttons, make their Special Effect property = Raised and change the Back Color to whatever you'd like... Labels have an On Click event just like command buttons...
What I like to do is make my own buttons using button making software for web pages. You should be able to find something the net to download. You save the buttons as images and put them on your forms. You can also get the clicking effect happening like Trudi posted. I also make a copy of each button in a contrasting colour and use Mouse Move Events to hide the top image exposing the contrasting button underneath.
See attachment. I haven't included any of the functions that the buttons actually perform and I haven't included the clicking effect because it doesn't look that good because the buttons are not rectangular. If you made buttons that were rectangular the clicking effect looks good.
Also note that having lots of images in your database will in crease its file size drmatically. Bmp's and Gif's work better than Jpg's. Don't ask me why but they do. Even if the file size of a Bmp is more than a Jpg, the jpg will increase the size of your database more than a bmp.