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One Size Fits All: Controlling Your Form’s Size

Stuart Kinnear

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Article

 

Your users can create any combination of screen resolution and font size. How will your application react? Stuart Kinnear

 

discusses a solution that allows your application to hang on to its format as screen resolutions change.

 

Intelligent Combo Boxes

Chris Barker

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Article

 

What can you do to improve the accuracy of data-entry? With only a few lines of code, you can catch one of the most common data-entry errors in combo boxes.

 

In this article, Chris Barker shows how this can be done.

 

Learn to Use "Relationship" and "Normal" in the Same Sentence!

David Irvine

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Article

 

 

 

David Irvine returns with his series on Access Development to step back a bit and discuss some of the underlying concepts of database design. David applies a system analyst’s

 

approach to data design that you might find more useful than some of the more ...

 

 

 

Surrogate and Primary Keys

David Irvine

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Sidebar

 

A significant problem can occur when an arbitrary key like an autonumber is used without defining a primary key on the data itself.

 

 

 

Supporting Reuse with Microbus’s Alice

Steve Thompson

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Review

 

Microbus’s Alice 98 v1.4 for Access 97 provides an integrated interface to locate and import Access objects from any remote

 

Access database. Steve Thompson takes Alice out for a tour and lets you know how the tool performs.

 

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