BorderWidth Property [Access 2003 VBA Language Reference]

You can use the BorderWidth property to specify the width of a control's border. Read/write Byte.


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


The BorderWidth property uses the following settings.

Setting Visual Basic Description
Hairline 0 (Default) The narrowest border possible on your system.
1 pt to 6 pt 1 to 6 The width as indicated in points.

You can set this property by using Line/Border WidthButton image on the Formatting (Form/Report) toolbar, the control's property sheet , a macro , or Visual Basic .

You can set the default for this property by using the control's default control style or the DefaultControl property in Visual Basic.


To use the BorderWidth property, the SpecialEffect property must be set to Flat or Shadowed and the BorderStyle property must not be set to Transparent. If the SpecialEffect property is set to any other value and/or the BorderStyle property is set to Transparent, and you set the BorderWidth property, the SpecialEffect property is automatically reset to Flat and the BorderStyle property is automatically reset to Solid.

The exact border width depends on your computer and printer. On some systems, the hairline and 1-point widths appear the same.

Applies to | BoundObjectFrame Object | CheckBox Object | ComboBox Object | CustomControl Object | Image Object | Label Object | Line Object | ListBox Object | ObjectFrame Object | OptionButton Object | OptionGroup Object | Rectangle Object | SubForm Object | TextBox Object

See Also | BackStyle Property | BorderColor Property | BorderStyle Property | SpecialEffect Property