Display a Custom Dialog Box When the User Deletes a Record

When you select a record on a form and delete it, Access displays a dialog box asking the user to confirm the deletion of the record. If you want, you can prevent this dialog box from appearing in two ways. You can cancel the BeforeDelConfirm event, in which case the deletion is canceled. Or you can set the Response argument of the BeforeDelConfirm event procedure to acDataErrContinue, in which case the deletion is confirmed.

You can use a BeforeDelConfirm event procedure to display a custom dialog box and handle users' responses. The following example demonstrates how to use a custom dialog box to ask users whether they want to cancel or proceed with the record deletion.

Private Sub Form_BeforeDelConfirm(Cancel As Integer, Response As Integer) 
   Dim strMessage As String 
   Dim intResponse As Integer 
On Error GoTo ErrorHandler 
   ' Display the custom dialog box. 
   strMessage = "Would you like to delete the current record?" 
   intResponse = MsgBox(strMessage, vbYesNo + vbQuestion, _ 
               "Continue delete?") 
   ' Check the response. 
   If intResponse = vbYes Then 
      Response = acDataErrContinue 
      Cancel = True 
   End If 
   Exit Sub 
   MsgBox "Error #: " &; Err.Number &; vbCrLf &; vbCrLf &; Err.Description 
End Sub