Toolbar Property [Access 2003 VBA Language Reference]

You can use the Toolbar property to specify the toolbar to use for a form or report. You create these toolbars by using the Customize subcommand of the Toolbars command on the View menu. For more information on creating customized toolbars, see Create a custom toolbar for the current database. Read/write String.


expression Required. An expression that returns one of the objects in the Applies To list.


The Toolbar property setting is the name of the custom toolbar you want to display. If you leave the Toolbar property setting blank, Microsoft Access displays the form's or report's built-in (default) toolbar.

You can set the Toolbar property by using the form's or report's property sheet , a macro , or Visual Basic .

In Visual Basic, set this property by using a string expression that's the name of the toolbar you want to display.

To display the built-in toolbar for a form or report by using a macro or Visual Basic, set the Toolbar property to a zero-length string (" ").

When you set the Toolbar property, Microsoft Access displays the specified custom toolbar when the form or report is opened. This toolbar is displayed whenever the form or report has the focus.


The following example displays the custom toolbar named "Suppliers_Toolbar" associated with the "Suppliers" form.

Forms.Item("Suppliers").Toolbar = "Suppliers_Toolbar"

Applies to | Form Object | Report Object