Total Access Components

User Manual
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Total Access Components helps you develop  and enhance Microsoft Access Applications and forms with amazing visual effects, interactive features, integration with the operating system, and other enhancements that are sure to amaze your users.

At FMS, we believe documentation is critical to your ability to maximize the value of our software products. The user manual is 169 pages and fully indexed to make it easy to learn about Total Access Components, using Custom Controls, and troubleshooting tips.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

  • Introduction to Custom Controls
  • New Features in This Version
  • Product Highlights
  • Visit Our Web Site

Chapter 2: Installation

  • System Requirements
  • Licensing Rules
  • Installing Total Access Components
  • Using the Update Wizard
  • Upgrading from Previous Versions
  • Uninstalling Total Access Components

Chapter 3: Using the Controls in Microsoft Access

  • Using the Sample Database
  • Access Controls Vs. Custom Controls
  • Using Custom Controls in Access Forms and Reports
  • Using Custom Controls in VBA Code
  • Changing to Pictures
  • Custom Control Issues

Chapter 4: Distributing Controls

  • Licensing Issues
  • Single OCX File
  • Simple Distribution
  • Advanced Distribution

Chapter 5: Custom Control Reference

  • How to Use This Chapter
  • About Box
  • AVI (Audio Video)
  • Bitmap Effects
  • Border
  • Browse for Folder
  • CD Player
  • Clipboard
  • Clock
  • Common Dialog
  • Cursor
  • DateTime Picker
  • Digital Display
  • Enhanced Button Gauge
  • Icon Menu
  • INI File
  • Marquee
  • Notes
  • Popup Menu
  • Progress Meter
  • Registry
  • Resize
  • Slider
  • Spin Button
  • Splitter
  • System Information
  • Tab
  • Text Effects
  • Timer
  • Wave

Chapter 6: Naming Conventions, Errors, and Constants

  • Naming Conventions
  • Error Handling
  • Constants

Chapter 7: Property, Method, and Event Reference

  • Layout Conventions Used in this Chapter
  • Property, Method, and Event Reference

Chapter 8: Product Support

  • Troubleshooting
  • Web Site Support
  • Technical Support Options
  • Contacting Technical Support