Form.AfterDelConfirm event (Access)
The AfterDelConfirm event occurs after the user confirms that the deletions and the records are actually deleted or when the deletions are canceled.
expression A variable that represents a Form object.
|Status||Required||Integer||An intrinsic constant that indicates whether a record has been deleted. acDeleteOK indicates that the deletion was successful. acDeleteCancel indicates that the deletion was canceled in Visual Basic. acDeleteUserCancel indicates that the deletion was canceled by the user.|
To run a macro or event procedure when these events occur, set the AfterDelConfirm property to the name of the macro or to [Event Procedure].
After a record is deleted, it's stored in a temporary buffer.
In a Microsoft Access database, the AfterDelConfirm event occurs after a record or records are actually deleted or after a deletion or deletions are canceled. If the BeforeDelConfirm event isn't canceled, the AfterDelConfirm event occurs after the Delete Confirm dialog box is displayed. The AfterDelConfirm event occurs even if the BeforeDelConfirm event is canceled. The AfterDelConfirm event procedure returns status information about the deletion. For example, you can use a macro or event procedure associated with the AfterDelConfirm event to recalculate totals affected by the deletion of records.
In an Access project (.adp), the AfterDelConfirm event occurs before a record or records are actually deleted. To avoid opening unnecessary transactions on Microsoft SQL Server, Access prompts you to confirm the deletion before opening the transaction. If you confirm the deletion, Access opens a transaction on SQL Server, issues the DELETE statement to delete the record or records, and fires the form's Delete event. If you choose No when prompted to confirm the deletion, Access does not open a transaction on SQL Server to delete the record and does not fire the form's Delete event.
If you cancel the Delete event, the AfterDelConfirm event does not occur and the Delete Confirm dialog box isn't displayed.
The AfterDelConfirm event does not occur and the Delete Confirm dialog box isn't displayed if you clear the Record Changescheck box under Confirm on the Editing tab of the Access Options dialog box.
By running a macro or an event procedure when the Delete event occurs, you can prevent a record from being deleted or allow a record to be deleted only under certain conditions. You can also use a Delete event to display a dialog box asking whether the user wants to delete a record before it's deleted.
After you delete the record, the focus moves to the next record following the deleted record, and the Current event for that record occurs, followed by the Enter and GotFocus events for the first control in that record.
The BeforeDelConfirm event then occurs, just before Access displays the Delete Confirm dialog box asking you to confirm the deletion. After you respond to the dialog box by confirming or canceling the deletion, the AfterDelConfirm event occurs.
You can delete one or more records at a time. The Delete event occurs after each record is deleted. This enables you to access the data in each record before it's actually deleted, and selectively confirm or cancel each deletion in the Delete macro or event procedure. When you delete more than one record, the Current event for the record following the last deleted record and the Enter and GotFocus events for the first control in this record don't occur until all the records are deleted. In other words, a Delete event occurs for each selected record, but no other events occur until all the selected records are deleted. The AfterDelConfirm event also does not occur until all the selected records are deleted.
The following example shows how you can use the BeforeDelConfirm event procedure to suppress the Delete Confirm dialog box and display a custom dialog box when a record is deleted. It also shows how you can use the AfterDelConfirm event procedure to display a message indicating whether the deletion progressed in the usual way or whether it was canceled in Visual Basic or by the user.
Private Sub Form_BeforeDelConfirm(Cancel As Integer, _ Response As Integer) ' Suppress default Delete Confirm dialog box. Response = acDataErrContinue ' Display custom dialog box. If MsgBox("Delete this record?", vbOKCancel) = vbCancel Then Cancel = True End If End Sub Private Sub Form_AfterDelConfirm(Status As Integer) Select Case Status Case acDeleteOK MsgBox "Deletion occurred normally." Case acDeleteCancel MsgBox "Programmer canceled the deletion." Case acDeleteUserCancel MsgBox "User canceled the deletion." End Select End Sub
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