Work with Form Properties

How to Work with Form Properties in Access

Work with Form Properties

Change Form Properties

  1. In Design View, double-click the Form Selector.

    You can also view and edit form properties in Layout View.

  2. Click the appropriate property tab and property box and make the desired changes.
    Change Form Properties

Change the Form's Default View Property

One of the most important form properties is the Default View property, which determines how many records a form can display at once. Let's take a closer look at this property.

  1. Click the Default View box in the Property Sheet.
  2. Click the Default View list arrow and select a view option.

    You have several options:

    • Single Form: Displays one record at a time on a form.
    • Continuous Form: Displays multiple records on a form. The main difference between Datasheet and Continuous Forms is that a continuous form can be customized.
    • Datasheet: Displays multiple records in a table, using one line per record. Tables and queries display information in datasheets.
    • PivotTable: Dynamically analyzes information and summarizes it into a datasheet-like table.
    • PivotChart: Dynamically analyzes information and summarizes it into a chart.
    • Split Form: Displays a single record on a form and multiple records on a datasheet at the same time.
    Change the Form's Default View Property

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