This article applies to a Microsoft Access database (.mdb and .accdb) and to a Microsoft Access project (.adp).
For a Microsoft Access 2000 version of this article, see 209164 .
IN THIS TASK
To hide the drop-down arrow on a combo box when the combo box is not selected, follow these steps:
- Start Access.
- On the Help menu, point to Sample Databases, and then click Northwind Sample Access Database.
- Open the Orders form in Design view.
- Add a rectangle control to the form. Size and move the rectangle control so that it completely covers the drop-down arrow on the EmployeeID combo box.
- Set the BackColor property of the rectangle to match the BackColor property of the section.
- Set the BackStyle property to Normal.
- Set the BorderStyle to Transparent.
- View the form in Form view.
Notice that you can see the drop-down arrow on the EmployeeID combo box only when the combo box is selected.
Help menu, type BackColor, BackStyle, BorderStyle, or Windows color scheme in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.