Report object (Access)
A Report object refers to a particular Microsoft Access report.
A Report object is a member of the Reports collection, which is a collection of all currently open reports. Within the Reports collection, individual reports are indexed beginning with zero. Refer to an individual Report object in the Reports collection either by referring to the report by name, or by referring to its index within the collection. If the report name includes a space, the name must be surrounded by brackets ([ ]).
|Reports![report name]||Reports![Order Report]|
Each Report object has a Controls collection, which contains all controls on the report. Refer to a control on a report either by implicitly or explicitly referring to the Controls collection. Your code will be faster if you refer to the Controls collection implicitly. The following examples show two of the ways you might refer to a control named NewData on a report called OrderReport.
' Implicit reference. Reports!OrderReport!NewData
' Explicit reference. Reports!OrderReport.Controls!NewData
The following example shows how to use the NoData event of a report to prevent the report from opening when there is no data to be displayed.
Private Sub Report_NoData(Cancel As Integer) 'Add code here that will be executed if no data 'was returned by the Report's RecordSource MsgBox "No customers ordered this product this month. " & _ "The report will now close." Cancel = True End Sub
The following example shows how to use the Page event to add a watermark to a report before it is printed.
Private Sub Report_Page() Dim strWatermarkText As String Dim sizeHor As Single Dim sizeVer As Single #If RUN_PAGE_EVENT = True Then With Me '// Print page border Me.Line (0, 0)-(.ScaleWidth - 1, .ScaleHeight - 1), vbBlack, B '// Print watermark strWatermarkText = "Confidential" .ScaleMode = 3 .FontName = "Segoe UI" .FontSize = 48 .ForeColor = RGB(255, 0, 0) '// Calculate text metrics sizeHor = .TextWidth(strWatermarkText) sizeVer = .TextHeight(strWatermarkText) '// Set the print location .CurrentX = (.ScaleWidth / 2) - (sizeHor / 2) .CurrentY = (.ScaleHeight / 2) - (sizeVer / 2) '// Print the watermark .Print strWatermarkText End With #End If End Sub
The following example shows how to set the BackColor property of a control based on its value.
Private Sub SetControlFormatting() If (Me.AvgOfRating >= 8) Then Me.AvgOfRating.BackColor = vbGreen ElseIf (Me.AvgOfRating >= 5) Then Me.AvgOfRating.BackColor = vbYellow Else Me.AvgOfRating.BackColor = vbRed End If End Sub Private Sub Detail_Format(Cancel As Integer, FormatCount As Integer) ' size the width of the rectangle Dim lngOffset As Long lngOffset = (Me.boxInside.Left - Me.boxOutside.Left) * 2 Me.boxInside.Width = (Me.boxOutside.Width * (Me.AvgOfRating / 10)) - lngOffset ' do conditional formatting for the control in print preview SetControlFormatting End Sub Private Sub Detail_Paint() ' do conditional formatting for the control in report view SetControlFormatting End Sub
The following example shows how to format a report to show progress bars. The example uses a pair of rectangle controls, boxInside and boxOutside, to create a progress bar based on the value of AvgOfRating. The progress bars are visible only when the report is opened in Print Preview mode or it is printed.
Private Sub Report_Load() If (Me.CurrentView = AcCurrentView.acCurViewPreview) Then Me.boxInside.Visible = True Me.boxOutside.Visible = True Else Me.boxInside.Visible = False Me.boxOutside.Visible = False End If End Sub Private Sub Detail_Format(Cancel As Integer, FormatCount As Integer) ' size the width of the rectangle Dim lngOffset As Long lngOffset = (Me.boxInside.Left - Me.boxOutside.Left) * 2 Me.boxInside.Width = (Me.boxOutside.Width * (Me.AvgOfRating / 10)) - lngOffset ' do conditional formatting for the control in print preview SetControlFormatting End Sub
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