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This article shows you how to use Visual Basic for Applications to set properties for default controls on forms and reports.
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The following properties apply only to default controls and cannot be set for a control that's already on the form or report:
For more information about using Visual Basic for Applications to set the properties of default controls, click Microsoft Access Help on the Help menu, type DefaultControl method in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics returned.