This topic lists some of the most commonly used form properties.

Form Properties

The following table briefly describes the form properties.

Property name Description


Sets the numeric ID of the object. This property can also be set when you save a form. The ID must be unique among forms. Your Microsoft Certified Partner can tell you the number range that you can use.


Gives the form a descriptive name. No two forms can have the same name.


Specifies whether you can minimize the form window.


Specifies whether you can maximize the form window.


Specifies whether you can resize the form window.


Specifies whether information about the user-made changes to the size and placement of a form window are saved.

If set to Yes, this information is saved, and the next time the window is opened, these values are used. Otherwise, the designed values are used.


Specify whether you are allowed to edit controls in the form. If it is set to No, controls may not be edited, even when their individual Editable properties are set to Yes.


Specifies whether the form can be used to insert records in the database.


Specifies whether the form can be used to modify records in the database.


Specifies whether the form can be used to delete records from the database.


Specifies a list of FlowFields that you want to use to calculate when the form is updated. If the FlowField is a direct source expression, it is automatically calculated. However, if it is indirect (part of an expression) it is not automatically calculated.


Specifies whether you want the form to be updated when it is activated.


Specifies the source table of the form.

Usually, you specify the table when you first create the form. If you have created a form without an underlying table, you can enter a table name here to bind the form to a table.


Creates a view (what you can see) of the source table for this form. You can specify the key, sort order, and filter.


Specify whether information will be saved about which record the user is viewing when the form is closed, the sort order, and the current filter, and then reapplies this information when the form is opened again.

See Also


Working with Properties

Other Resources

Designing Forms