CurrentSectionLeft Property [Access 2003 VBA Language Reference]

You can use this property to determine the distance in twips from the left side of the current section to the left side of the form. Read/write Integer.


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


This property setting is available only by using a macro or Visual Basic .

The CurrentSectionLeft property setting changes whenever a user scrolls through a form.

For forms whose DefaultView property is set to Single Form, if the user scrolls to the right of the left edge of the form, the property setting is a negative value.

The CurrentSectionLeft property is useful for finding the positions of detail sections displayed in Form view as continuous forms or in Datasheet view.


The following example displays the CurrentSectionLeft and CurrentSectionTop property settings for a control on a continuous form. Whenever the user moves to a new record, the property settings for the current section are displayed in the lblStatus label in the form's header.

Private Sub Form_Current()

    Dim intCurTop As Integer
    Dim intCurLeft As Integer

    intCurTop = Me.CurrentSectionTop
    intCurLeft = Me.CurrentSectionLeft
    Me!lblStatus.Caption = intCurLeft & " , " & intCurTop

End Sub

Applies to | Form Object

See Also | CurrentSectionTop Property