Common Code for VBA Programming and Debugging in Access

By Alan Simpson

Part of Access VBA Programming For Dummies

This list which shows you the most common jobs performed in VBA and the statements you need to type to get the VBA task completed, so keep this list handy:

Open a form in Form view:

DoCmd.OpenForm "formname",acNormal

Change a form property on an open form:

Forms![formName].propertyName = newValue

Get value from a control on an open form:

Forms![formName]![controlName].Value

Change value of a control on an open form:

Forms![formName]![controlName].Value = newValue

Change a control property on an open form:

Forms![formName]![controlName].propertyName = newValue

Close a form, saving changes:

DoCmd.Close acForm, "formName", acSaveYes

Print a report:

DoCmd.OpenReport "reportName", acViewNormal

Run an action query:

DoCmd.RunSQL "SQLstatement"

Show a simple message:

MsgBox "yourMessage"

Ask a yes/no question onscreen:

variable = MsgBox("yourMessage", vbQuestion + vbYesNo)