Access Always On Top

  dalek111 16:24 12 Oct 2009


I know about setting forms to 'modal' to keep them in front of other forms, however I am looking for a way, such as a VBA script, to keep the main MS Access application window always on top. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks for looking,

  Chris the Ancient 17:11 12 Oct 2009

I'm not sure quite which window you're striving to keep on top. (or why)

Can you give me little more detail, please?

  dalek111 17:17 12 Oct 2009

Sorry, I am trying to keep the whole Access application on top of everything else so that it can float on top of a web browser and be dragged around by the user, but always visible. Thanks for replying!

  woodchip 17:26 12 Oct 2009

have you looked in the program settings. or try right clicking the program page when you have other programs under it to see if it gives a option. You do have to dig for things like this

  dalek111 17:34 12 Oct 2009

Yeah, I know there is nothing in the program options or anything like that. I am looking for some code to build into the Database ideally, then it would work on other computers too.

  Chris the Ancient 17:45 12 Oct 2009

Aah... I'm with you now.

I can't think of any way that Access could cope with this because it is one of many programs that can be open at one time.

S-o-o-o... I envisage that this may be more of a Windows function than an Access one. And I've never tried to do that sort of thing - except by Alt-Tab sequencing or clicking on the icon in the task bar.

I know that referring to other forums can be 'bad form' but... a site I use quite a bit is at click here

The site is free - just register. And accept that a lot of the gurus in it are on the other side of 'the pond' and have different hours to us. Having said that, I have had loads of help and quite quick responses in there.

  dalek111 17:56 12 Oct 2009

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  woodchip 17:59 12 Oct 2009

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  dalek111 18:01 12 Oct 2009

Thanks woodchip but I need this to work on all the computers in the office, and I don't want to install stuff and set it up every time I get a new computer. I know there must be a way of doing it programmatically from within Access itself because it can maximise other windows, set their sizes etc.

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