OnExit Property [Access 2003 VBA Language Reference]

Sets or returns the value of the On Exit box in the Properties window of one of the objects in the Applies To list. Read/write String.


expression Required. An expression that returns one of the objects in the Applies To list.


This property is helpful for programmatically changing the action Microsoft Access takes when an event is triggered. For example, between event calls you may want to change an expression's parameters, or switch from an event procedure to an expression or macro, depending on the circumstances under which the event was triggered.

The Exit event occurs just before a control loses the focus to another control on the same form.

The OnExit value will be one of the following, depending on the selection chosen in the Choose Builder window (accessed by clicking the Build button next to the On Exit box in the object's Properties window):

  • If Expression Builder is chosen, the value will be "=expression", where expression is the expression from the Expression Builder window.
  • If Macro Builder is chosen, the value is the name of the macro.
  • If Code Builder is chosen, the value will be "[Event Procedure]".

If the On Exit box is blank, the property value is an empty string.


The following example associates the Exit event with the macro "Exit_Macro" for the button named "OK" on the "Order Entry" form.

Forms("Order Entry").Controls("OK").OnExit = "Exit_Macro"

Applies to | BoundObjectFrame Object | CheckBox Object | ComboBox Object | CommandButton Object | CustomControl Object | ListBox Object | ObjectFrame Object | OptionButton Object | OptionGroup Object | SubForm Object | TextBox Object | ToggleButton Object

See Also | Enter Event | Exit Event | OnEnter Property