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    I'm not a flasher!!!!

    How abaout this for a start, Don't flash though!!!

    I'm not a flasher!!!!
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    Getting Flashy!

    This is a bit flashier.

    BTW generally not considered good practice to use the timer event, I don't know why exactly?
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    Re: Getting Flashy!

    It's not good practice to use the timer event because it adds TONS of overhead to your application. It uses up lots of CPU cycles because it continually has to check the time and compare it to when the timer event was last fired and then fire the timer event it it is time to, if not start checking all over again.

    Basically it slows down the form. Sometimes to an absolute crawl.
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    Re: Getting Flashy!

    Your form works well. Being new to access, I'm still not sure what properties in the field I need to change to get the blank field to display <font color=red>missing</font color=red> or to flash.

    Can you give me any more detailed help? Thanks

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    Re: Getting Flashy!

    Where would you like to start?

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    Re: Getting Flashy!

    What properties in your address field do I need to select to make the default display missing, in red, and disappear when I put in a value?

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    Re: Getting Flashy!

    I've re-posted the example because I have updated the control names so they that they follow the naming convention.

    I have also added comments to the code behind the form. Hopefully with these comments you should be able to add your own "missing" text box.

    If you open the form in design view and select the text box with "missing" in it copy this text box and paste it onto the form. Next move it into position over the next text box down which is
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    Forms (2000)

    How can I create a form where, by default, blank fields display " <font color=red>missing</font color=red> " in red. Can one get it to flash?

    Being a beginner, I have been having trouble following the posted instructions.

    Thanks

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    Re: Forms (2000)

    The I think you will find this site an excellent resource in helping you learn Access. However the specific question you are asking is not really beginner level stuff. I would recommend that you get a good Access book and start working through the examples, posting here for advice if you get stuck.

    However your approach in deciding on the specific feature you want, and then bashing away at it until you've got it isn't a bad strategy either! However you will have two structure your questions very carefully and provide as much information as you can so that someone can provide you with the help you need.

    So what don't you understand about copying the text box with missing in it?

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