CurrentProject Object

Access Developer Reference

The CurrentProject object refers to the project for the current Microsoft Access project (.adp) or Access database.


The CurrentProject object has several collections that contain specific AccessObject objects within the current database. The following table lists the name of each collection and the types of objects it contains.

Collections Object type


All forms


All reports


All macros


All modules

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The collections in the preceding table contain all of the respective objects in the database regardless if they are opened or closed.

For example, an AccessObject object representing a form is a member of the AllForms collection, which is a collection of AccessObject objects within the current database. Within the AllForms collection, individual members of the collection are indexed beginning with zero. You can refer to an individual AccessObject object in the AllForms collection either by referring to the form by name, or by referring to its index within the collection. If you want to refer to a specific object in the AllForms collection, it's better to refer to it by name because a item's collection index may change. If the object name includes a space, the name must be surrounded by brackets ([ ]).

Syntax Example



AllForms![form name]

AllForms![Order Form]






The following example prints some current property settings of the CurrentProject object and then sets an option to display hidden objects within the application:

Visual Basic for Applications
  Sub ApplicationInformation()
    ' Print name and type of current object.
    Debug.Print Application.CurrentProject.FullName
    Debug.Print Application.CurrentProject.ProjectType
    ' Set Hidden Objects option under Show on View Tab
    'of the Options dialog box.
    Application.SetOption "Show Hidden Objects", True
End Sub

The next example shows how to use the CurrentProject object using Automation from another Microsoft Office application. First, from the other application, create a reference to Microsoft Access by clicking References on the Tools menu in the Module window. Select the check box next to Microsoft Access Object Library. Then enter the following code in a Visual Basic module within that application and call the GetAccessData procedure.

The example passes a database name and report name to a procedure that creates a new instance of the Application class, opens the database, and verifies that the specified report exists using the CurrentProject object and AllReports collection.

Visual Basic for Applications
  Sub GetAccessData()
' Declare object variable in declarations section of a module
    Dim appAccess As Access.Application
    Dim strDB As String
    Dim strReportName As String
strDB = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft "_
    & "Office\Office11\Samples\Northwind.mdb"
strReportName = InputBox("Enter name of report to be verified", _
    "Report Verification")
VerifyAccessReport strDB, strReportName

End Sub

Sub VerifyAccessReport(strDB As String, _ strReportName As String) ' Return reference to Microsoft Access ' Application object. Set appAccess = New Access.Application ' Open database in Microsoft Access. appAccess.OpenCurrentDatabase strDB ' Verify report exists. On Error Goto ErrorHandler appAccess.CurrentProject.AllReports(strReportName) MsgBox "Report " & strReportName & _ " verified within Northwind database." appAccess.CloseCurrentDatabase Set appAccess = Nothing Exit Sub ErrorHandler: MsgBox "Report " & strReportName & _ " does not exist within Northwind database." appAccess.CloseCurrentDatabase Set appAccess = Nothing End Sub

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