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                                 Command Buttons - Different Colors and Shapes 
                             

There is nothing built-in to Access (for versions prior to Access 2010) that will allow you to change the color of command buttons. Here are several options as work-arounds.

1. Use a label instead. Labels have click events and can be made to look like a command button with some work.

2. MVP Stephen Lebans has an example database that shows how to set a command button back color and more:
  http://www.lebans.com/cmdbutton.htm

3. There's a nice "Color Command Buttons" download at this site:
http://www.candace-tripp.com/access_downloads.htm

4. Some simple colored button examples that can be copied into your application are available at:
http://www.peterssoftware.com/clrbtn.htm

5. A shareware version of Button Painter for MS Access is available at this web site:
http://www.peterssoftware.com/bp.htm

6. MVP Arvin Meyer has some "hover" style buttons here:
  http://www.datastrat.com/Download/MouseMove.zip

7. And some more possibilities here:
  http://www.mvps.org/access/forms/frm0053.htm

8. Sample file here on UtterAccess by Candace Tripp:
http://tinyurl.com/mpvfd 

9. Another sample file on UtterAccess here by Candace Tripp:
http://tinyurl.com/nb68q

10. Sample file showing some command button styling:
http://www.access-programmers.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=105873


 

 


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