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ACC2000: How to Associate a Custom Icon with a Form
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This article applies to a Microsoft Access database (.mdb) and to a Microsoft Access project (.adp).
In Microsoft Access, there is no built-in way to associate a custom icon for a form; however, this article demonstrates how to change a form's icon by using application programming interface (API) calls.
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Sample CodeTo use API calls to set a custom icon for a form, follow these steps.
NOTE: You may have some Microsoft Windows API functions defined in an existing Microsoft Access library; therefore, your declarations may be duplicates. If you receive an error message that there is a duplicate procedure name, remove or comment out the declaration statements in your code.
For more information about declaration APIs, in the Visual Basic Editor, click Microsoft Visual Basic Help on the Help menu, type declare statement in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.