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  • hi all.........

     

    i need to use the CALENDAR control in an Access 10 database, but MSCAL.OCX is not on my machine... what do i need to do in order to use the control????  thanks.....

    Friday, October 28, 2011 4:00 PM

Answers

  • Just format the field as a date and then change the "Show Date Picker" property to "For Dates". Access forms already have a built-in date-picker.
    • Proposed as answer by Lawrence Ellefson Friday, October 28, 2011 5:23 PM
    • Marked as answer by Bruce Song Monday, November 7, 2011 11:07 AM
    Friday, October 28, 2011 5:23 PM

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  • The calendar control should have installed along with your Office XP. Run the Repair on Office XP and do a full installation.

    But I suggest you not use that ActiveX control. It may not run on some users' computers as they could be missing that OCX file just like you. There are lots of custom calendar forms built for Access that work very well. I use the one that comes on the Access Developer's Handbook CD.

    Here is an entire page devoted to calendar URL's
    http://www.accessmvp.com/JConrad/accessjunkie/calendars.html


    Bill Mosca
    http://www.thatlldoit.com
    http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/MS_Access_Professionals
    Friday, October 28, 2011 4:44 PM
  • Just format the field as a date and then change the "Show Date Picker" property to "For Dates". Access forms already have a built-in date-picker.
    • Proposed as answer by Lawrence Ellefson Friday, October 28, 2011 5:23 PM
    • Marked as answer by Bruce Song Monday, November 7, 2011 11:07 AM
    Friday, October 28, 2011 5:23 PM
  • thanks everyone!!!!
    Friday, October 28, 2011 7:05 PM
  • hi all.........

     

    i need to use the CALENDAR control in an Access 10 database, but MSCAL.OCX is not on my machine... what do i need to do in order to use the control????  thanks.....


    Point of clarification needed...

    By Access 10 are you referring to Access 10 (Access XP/2002) or Access 2010? As Lawrence said, Access 2010 comes with a built-in date picker. But for Access XP, you will need either the ActiveX control or one of the calendars in the list I posted.


    Bill Mosca
    http://www.thatlldoit.com
    http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/MS_Access_Professionals
    Friday, October 28, 2011 7:23 PM