Application.GetHiddenAttribute Method

Access Developer Reference

The GetHiddenAttribute method returns the value of hidden attribute of a Microsoft Access object in the object's Properties dialog box, available by selecting the object in the Database window and clicking Properties on the View menu.


expression.GetHiddenAttribute(ObjectType, ObjectName)

expression A variable that represents an Application object.


Name Required/Optional Data Type Description
ObjectType Required AcObjectType A AcObjectType constant that specifies the type of Access object.
ObjectName Required String The name of the Access object.

Return Value


The GetHiddenAttribute method (along with the SetHiddenAttribute method) provide a means of changing an object's hidden attribute from Visual Basic code. With these methods, you can set or read the hidden option available in the object's Properties dialog box.

Since the hidden attributes that the user can set by selecting or clearing a check box, the GetHiddenAttribute method returns True if the option setting is Yes (the check box is selected) or False if the option setting is No (the check box is cleared). For example, to set an option of this kind by using the SetHiddenAttribute method, specify True or False for the setting argument, as in the following:

Visual Basic for Applications
  Application.SetHiddenAttribute acTable,"Customers", True