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Version 4.0         Last Updated 10 Oct 2021               Approx 0.9 MB

This example app shows how, at the click of a button, one or more subforms can be:
a)  Shrunk & hidden
b)  Made visible & enlarged

The idea is to remove unwanted empty space in the main form when the subform is hidden

It was originally written in response to a question by Access World Forums member psych0tic1 in this thread: Another Visible/Hidden Form Field Question

Version History

Version 2.0 26/06/2018 - single subform

In this example, a single subform can be stretched or shrunk in a button click

Click to download:     Subform Shrink & Grow v2

Version 4.0 10/10/2021 - multiple subforms

In this example, 4 subforms can be separately stretched or shrunk on individual button clicks

Click to download:     Subform Shrink & Grow v4

Colin Riddington           Mendip Data Systems                 Last Updated 10 Oct 2021

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