ACC97: Private Data Type Doesn't Appear in Auto List Members Box

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A private, user-defined data type declared in a class module does not appear in the Auto List Members box as expected. However, a private, user-defined data type does appear in the Object Browser when you select the project name from the list of Libraries.

This problem does not occur with a user-defined data type declared in a standard module.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Access 97. This problem no longer occurs in Microsoft Access 2000.


Steps to Reproduce Problem

  1. Start Microsoft Access 97 and open any database.
  2. Create a new form not based on any table or query in Design view.
  3. On the Tools Menu, click Options.
  4. In the Options dialog box, select the Modules tab. Make sure that the Auto List Members check box is selected, and then click OK.
  5. On the View menu, click Code.
  6. Type the following code:
    Private Type TestType
       strTestType As String
    End Type
    Dim x As
    Note that TestType does not appear in the Auto List Members box.
  7. Complete the last line of code so that it reads as follows:
    Dim x as TestType
  8. Compile the code. Note that you can compile the code successfully.


For more information about user-defined data types, search the Help Index for "Type Statement."


Article ID: 170144 - Last Review: October 7, 2013 - Revision: 3.1
  • Microsoft Access 97 Standard Edition
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