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Move Up Down Using Keyboard
By Richard Rost   Richard Rost on Twitter Richard Rost on LinkedIn Email Richard Rost   2 years ago

Use the Keyboard to Move Up and Down Between Records

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In this video I'll show you how you can use keyboard shortcuts to navigate up and down through records in your Microsoft Access databases.

Juan from Yokosuka Navy Base, Japan (a Gold Member) asks: I would like to be able to move up and down in my continuous forms just like an Excel spreadsheet using the keys. Is this possible in Access? Right now the up and down arrows just move between fields.


I'll show you how to use the KeyPreview form property to intercept special keys, like the arrow keys. We'll learn about the KeyPress and KeyDown events and the special KeyCode constants. We'll make your form truly behave like an Excel spreadsheet where users can move up, down, left, and right with the arrow keys.

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