Form.DatasheetBackColor Property (Access)

You can use the DatasheetBackColor property inVisual Basicto specify or determine the background color of an entire table, query, or form in Datasheet view within a Microsoft Access database. Read/write Long.


expression. DatasheetBackColor

expression A variable that represents a Form object.


The following setting information applies to both Microsoft Access database and Access projects (.adp):

Setting the DatasheetBackColor property for a table or query won't affect this property setting for a form that uses the table or query as its source of data.

The following table contains the properties that don't exist in the DAO Properties collection of until you set them by using the Formatting (Datasheet) toolbar or you can add them in an Access database by using the CreateProperty method and append it to the DAO Properties collection.

DatasheetBackColor DatasheetFontUnderline *
DatasheetCellsEffect DatasheetFontWeight *
DatasheetFontHeight * DatasheetForeColor *
DatasheetFontItalic * DatasheetGridlinesBehavior
DatasheetFontName * DatasheetGridlinesColor

Note When you add or set any property listed with an asterisk, Microsoft Access automatically adds it to the Properties collection.


The following example uses the SetTableProperty procedure to set a table's font color to dark blue and its background color to light gray. If a "Property not found" error occurs when the property is set, the CreateProperty method is used to add the property to the object's Properties collection.

Dim dbs As Object, objProducts As Object 
Const lngForeColor As Long = 8388608 ' Dark blue. 
Const lngBackColor As Long = 12632256 ' Light gray. 
Const DB_Long As Long = 4 
Set dbs = CurrentDb 
Set objProducts = dbs!Products 
SetTableProperty objProducts, "DatasheetBackColor", DB_Long, lngBackColor 
SetTableProperty objProducts, "DatasheetForeColor", DB_Long, lngForeColor 
Sub SetTableProperty(objTableObj As Object, strPropertyName As String, _ 
 intPropertyType As Integer, varPropertyValue As Variant) 
 Const conErrPropertyNotFound = 3270 
 Dim prpProperty As Variant 
 On Error Resume Next ' Don't trap errors. 
 objTableObj.Properties(strPropertyName) = varPropertyValue 
 If Err <> 0 Then ' Error occurred when value set. 
 If Err <> conErrPropertyNotFound Then 
 ' Error is unknown. 
 MsgBox "Couldn't set property '" &; strPropertyName _ 
 &; "' on table '" &; tdfTableObj.Name &; "'", vbExclamation, Err.Description 
 ' Error is "Property not found", so add it to collection. 
 Set prpProperty = objTableObj.CreateProperty(strPropertyName, _ 
 intPropertyType, varPropertyValue) 
 objTableObj.Properties.Append prpProperty 
 End If 
 End If 
End Sub

See also

Form Object