SpecialEffect Property [Access 2003 VBA Language Reference]
You can use the SpecialEffect property to specify whether special formatting will apply to a section or control.
expression Required. An expression that returns one of the objects in the Applies To list.
The SpecialEffect property uses the following settings.
|Flat||0||The object appears flat and has the system's default colors or custom colors that were set in Design view.|
|Raised||1||The object has a highlight on the top and left and a shadow on the bottom and right.|
|Sunken||2||The object has a shadow on the top and left and a highlight on the bottom and right.|
|Etched||3||The object has a sunken line surrounding the control.|
|Shadowed||4||The object has a shadow below and to the right of the control.|
|Chiseled||5||The object has a sunken line below the control.|
For controls, you can set the default for this property by using the default control style or the DefaultControl property in Visual Basic.
The SpecialEffect property setting affects related property settings for the BorderStyle , BorderColor , and BorderWidth properties. For example, if the SpecialEffect property is set to Raised, the settings for the BorderStyle, BorderColor, and BorderWidth properties are ignored. In addition, changing or setting the BorderStyle, BorderColor, and BorderWidth properties may cause Microsoft Access to change the SpecialEffect property setting to Flat.
Note When you set the SpecialEffect property of a text box to Shadowed, the vertical height of the text display area is reduced. You can adjust the Height property of the text box to increase the size of the text display area.
The following example sets the appearance of the text box "OrganizationName1" on the "Mailing List" form to raised.
Forms("Mailing List").Controls("OrganizationName1").SpecialEffect = 1
Applies to | BoundObjectFrame Object | CheckBox Object | ComboBox Object | CustomControl Object | Image Object | Label Object | Line Object | ListBox Object | ObjectFrame Object | OptionButton Object | OptionGroup Object | Rectangle Object | Section Object | SubForm Object | TextBox Object