Access Lunchtime – Automatic Form Resizing

Come join us on the last Tuesday of every month @ 12 noon CDT.  Maria Barnes will be your host and we will cover lots of interesting topics related to Microsoft AEventsccess.  This is a free webinar for 1 hour, we look forward to meeting you!


Our presenter is Colin Riddington, the owner of Mendip Data Systems, which distributes Access applications to schools, businesses, developers and individual users.

All developers will be aware that forms designed for a specific screen size/resolution may look dreadful on a different monitor with a higher/lower resolution and/or screen size or shape (4:3, 16:9 or widescreen)

Some developers deal with this issue by using layout guides to group several controls together with anchoring to adjust the position/size if controls on the screen. The results can be quite successful for simple form layouts. However, that isn’t necessarily the case for more complex form designs as developers do not have full control over positioning and size of each control on the form.

Automatic form resizing (AFR) code is designed to fix all such issues. Forms and their controls can be automatically resized and repositioned for any screen size & resolution whilst allowing developers full control over the form layout and appearance

This session will be used to explain how the automatic form resizing code works and provide tips for using the code most effectively in your own applications. It will also cover some potential issues you may experience and possible solutions for each of these.

In addition, the session will explain how to add a zoom feature to Access forms

For more info, see Automatic Form Resizing – Mendip Data Systems

We meet every last Tuesday of the month at 12 noon CDT.

To join our meeting, please use the following link and phone number or use your computer’s speakers with audio:

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