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    form size (AccessXP)

    Is there any way to keep a form maximized. I have a base form that acts as the base and switchboard of the database. I will be bring up other forms but I want the main form to remain maximized. But everything I have figured out causes the form to restore when another form is opened.

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    Re: form size (AccessXP)

    Your problem is that maximize and restore apply across the board. If you maximize a form, the only way to pop up other forms in front without maximizing them is to open them as dialogs. Why would you want the main form maximized in the first place? That means that it may become a very ugly layout depending on the resolution of the machine it runs on.
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    Re: form size (AccessXP)

    As is Charlotte, I'm also puzzled by your desire to keep the switchboard maximized behind other forms. I personally have found layered forms to be somewhat confusing, especially when there are similar buttons on all forms. I generally minimize the calling form when possible. If not, I will often put a red border around the popup form to make it standout from the background form(s).
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    Re: form size (AccessXP)

    Just out of curiousity, are you maximizing this main form, to prevent users from getting to Access? Why not just hide the Access Window if that's the case?

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    Re: form size (AccessXP)

    To everyone I was looking to have the large screen appearance of a program such as Access itself. I will be using customized toolbar and menus and taking advantage of the Startup dialog box.

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    Re: form size (AccessXP)

    You can do that with VB but Access is a different animal. If I were you, I wouldn't bother.
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    Re: form size (AccessXP)

    We've done that with our developer interface that takes lots of screen space, but it is rather complicated and has some undesirable side-effects. I agree with Charlotte's advice if you can find any way around it.
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    Re: form size (AccessXP)

    Okay. I bow to the experts. Thanks for your comments. I value thme. Fay

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