Total Access Components: New Features

Microsoft AccessThe world's most popular collection of custom controls for Microsoft Access is now available for Microsoft Access 2010 (which also supports Access 2013 and 2016).

Total Access Components 2010, Version 14.0, has a number of significant enhancements from the 2010, 14.0 version:

Supports Windows 10 and Latest Access Versions

Main product installation and runtime installations now support Windows 10 operating systems. The setup program is updated to support the latest operating systems and Access 2013 and 2016 environments.

Updated Sample Database

The Sample database is updated

Updated Manual and Help File

The user manual and help file are updated.

Total Access Components 2010, Version 14.0, has a number of significant enhancements from the 2007 version:

Supports both 32 and 64 bit Versions

Microsoft Access 2010 and later is available in 32 and 64 bit versions. ActiveX controls are either 32 or 64 bit and must match the MS Access version selected.

Total Access Components 2010 includes two sets of controls:

  • The 32 bit version supports Microsoft Access 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, and the 32 bit version of Access 2010, 2013 and 2016.
  • The 64 bit version supports the 64 bit version of Access 2010, 2013 and 2016.

Compatibility Across 32 and 64 bit Versions

Both versions are compatible with each other. Use the controls from Total Access Components in your MS Access application and automatically run it in the other version without any changes. Your users simply need to have the appropriate version of Total Access Components on their machine. Separate 32 and 64 bit redistributable programs are included for to deploy them to your users.

New Technology Platform

To support both 32 and 64 bit environments, Total Access Components 2010 was upgraded from C++ version 6.0 to version 10.0.

Enhanced System Information Control

A new property, FreeMemEx, is available for the System Information control to support larger values when returning the systemís total free memory. A new Constant value, TacmSys8664, is available for the System Information controlís CPUType property. This value is returned for 64-bit processors.

Enhanced Sample Database

The Sample Database is significantly enhanced to demonstrate all the properties, methods, and events for each control.

The following features were added with Total Access Components 2007. They are included in Total Access Components 2010 for both 32 and 64 bit versions.

New Cursor Control Use custom cursors to replace the arrow and hourglass in Microsoft Access

With the addition of the Cursor control, Total Access Components now offers 30 ActiveX controls. The cursor control lets you specify a custom graphic as the windows cursor when you want an alternative to the standard arrow or hourglass.

Significant Enhancements to Existing Controls

Many of the controls are enhanced with more features, a more modern appearance to support the look of Windows XP/Vista/7. These include:

Menu Enhancements

Icon Menu

The Icon Menu control makes it easy to add icon menus like the one used in Outlook. Several new features were added:
  • Word wrapping on button text
  • Customizable font, style, foreground color, and background color
  • Supports Windows XP styles and themes

Popup Menu for selecting options in Microsoft Access database applicationsPopup Menu

The Popup Menu control adds customized right-click context menus to your forms. This control now supports Windows XP styles/themes, and allows customization of each menu itemís font, style, and color. You can even add your own icon for each item.

Visual Enhancements

Analog and Digital Clocks

Analog Clock and Alarm for Microsoft Access formsThe analog and digital Clock control displays clocks in a variety of styles. These new features were added:

  • Support for background images
  • Option to specify the clock time
  • Support for additional hand styles
  • Ability to show or hide hour ticks
  • Support for Windows XP styles/themes with smoother lines for a sleeker appearance

Add toggle buttons to Microsoft Access formsEnhanced Command Button

The Enhanced Button control is a command button with a variety of text effects, bitmap, and toggle styles. This control includes a new option to display a Hyperlink Hand cursor when hovering over the button.

Gauges for Microsoft Access forms and reports


The Gauge control displays information in a graphical format that is easy to understand. This control now supports background images so you can provide your own picture for the dial.

Marquees can also wordwrap and scroll verticallyScrolling Marquees

The Marquee control displays text scrolling left, up, right, or down. This control now supports word wrapping and Windows styles/themes.

Progress Meter

Add progress meters to your Microsoft Access forms and reportsThe Progress Meter control provides visual feedback showing values relative to a range or % of completion. This control now supports Windows XP styles/themes, and allows larger values.

Add rotated and rotating text to Microsoft Access forms and reportsRotated Text

The Text Effects control displays rotated text with custom display styles. This control now supports word wrapping, options for text location, and Windows XP styles/themes.

Form Design

Add pop-up sticky notes to your Microsoft Access formsNotes Control

The Notes control adds popup notes to your forms to simplify viewing and editing memo fields. This control now supports Windows XP styles/themes and a variety of text locations.

Add additional timers to your Microsoft Access formsTimer Control

The Timer control allows you to add multiple timers to forms. This control supports larger interval values.

Window System Enhancements

Clipboard cut, copy and pasteClipboard Control

The Clipboard control lets you invoke the Windows Clipboard without using Windows API calls. This control is enhanced to support copying and pasting bitmaps, in addition to text.

Common Dialog Control

The Common Dialog control lets you easily invoke Windows common dialogs from your application. This control supports Windows XP and Vista system commands and options.

The help file feature of this control now supports Compressed HTML Help (*.CHM) files in addition to the traditional *.HLP help files.

Many other documentation and enhancements were made to improve performance and stability. To help you get started right away, the Sample database is redesigned to provide examples of every property, method, and event of each Total Access Components control. A new 158 page, professionally printed user manual is also available.

Total Access Components Pricing
for Microsoft Access
Microsoft Access Version
Licenses Price 2016, 2013 & 2010 (32 and 64-bit)
2007, 2003, 2002, 2000
97, 95
Single $199 Buy Now Buy Now
5-Seat $599 Buy Now Buy Now


Single $119 Buy Now Buy Now
5-Seat $349 Buy Now Buy Now

Premium Support Subscription

Single $299

More Information

5 Seat $999

Also Available as part of:

Total Access Ultimate Suite

Runtime/Redistributable Version

Royalty-free runtime distributions rights are included in the purchase price.
Add Total Access Components to your databases and distribute them to non-Total Access Components owners.

Licensing Information

Total Access Components is licensed on a per developer basis.
Each developer who inserts Total Access Components controls into applications must have a license.

Total Access Components Manual and CD

Microsoft Access 2000-2016 Version is shipping!

New Features

Supports 32 and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Access 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, and 2000!

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Access 97/95

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