MS Access

Working with Multiple Controls

One way of selecting is by pressing and holding down the Shift key as you click each control that you want to select.

Another way to select is by drawing a box around the controls that you want to select.

The advantage of selecting multiple controls in a form or report is that you can edit, delete, move, format, or resize a whole bunch of controls at once, instead of having to edit each control individually. In this lesson you will learn how to select multiple controls on a form.

  1. Open the frmCustomers form in Design view.

    To delete a control you have to select it and press the Delete key. Sometimes you will want to delete several controls; instead of selecting and deleting each individual control, you can select and delete several controls at the same time. There are several ways you can select more than one control:

    • Press and hold down the Shift key as you click each control that you want to select.

    • If necessary, click the Select Objects button on the Toolbox toolbar. Then use the arrow pointer () to draw a box around the controls that you want to select, as shown in figure. The disadvantage of this method is it's not as selective as using the Shift + click method.

    • If the controls you want to select are aligned along a horizontal line, click to the left of the objects in the vertical ruler to select every control to the right of the ruler.

  2. Hold down the Shift key as you click the Smoker and First Class text boxes as shown in figure.

    Handles appear around the controls, indicating that they are selected.

  3. Press the Delete key to delete the selected controls.

The Smoker and First Class text box controls are both deleted.

TO SELECT MULTIPLE CONTROLS:

  • PRESS AND HOLD DOWN THE SHIFT KEY AS YOU CLICK EACH CONTROL THAT YOU WANT TO SELECT.

OR...

  • USE THE ARROW POINTER () TO DRAW A BOX AROUND THE CONTROL THAT YOU WANT TO SELECT.

OR...

  • IF THE CONTROLS ARE ALIGNED ALONG A HORIZONTAL OR VERTICAL LINE, CLICK THE HORIZONTAL OR VERTICAL RULER ABOVE OR TO THE LEFT OF THE CONTROLS.

by BrainBellupdated
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