Problem with MS Access and MS Surface

Jake Foster 1 Reputation point

I am using a MS Surface tablet for a visitor kiosk using MS Access 2016. I have several fields that are required and thus will pop up a msgbox indicating the fields are required if left blank.

The problem arises when filling out a text box and the enter key is pressed using the on screen keyboard, the keyboard will re-hide as expected to move onto the next field but the modal box will also hide behind the form at the same time.

I have done several tests and it always hides the modal box when the keyboard hides itself which causes the app to freeze as the modal box will not come to the front of the form creating a loop where the box cant be selected but it also cant be brought back to the front.



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  1. C Data 6 Reputation points

    as you haven't had any reply - I'll simply add: it seems there is a conflict between:

    • feature/quirk of the tablet keyboard visibility
    • modality of the Access message

    if my interpretation is correct then one or the other must change.... you probably would have to go to a forum for tablets for the 1st point..
    removing the modality of a form object is a simple property; but not for a pop up msgbox - - - so instead of using msgbox you would need to use a pop up form that is not set to be modal.

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