Add a bound control to a form using the form design view.
Add Controls in Form Design View
One failing of the Form Wizard is that once it has created the form, you cannot use it to edit the same form. Instead, you have to either start from scratch with the wizard or edit the form you have in Design view. One edit you are likely to need is to add (or delete) a control.
Adding a Control
To add a control you first must display the field list by clicking the Field List button
on the Form Design view toolbar. This SlideShow takes you through the process of adding a field to a form.
Add Controls in Design view
The set of controls available in Access 2013 apps has been revised, and although a large portion of the controls will be familiar to you from previous versions, it is essential that you go through the differences from familiar controls and familiarize yourself with the new controls.
For your reference, we will list all properties for each control with a brief discussion about each control. As you saw earlier in our discussion about popup properties, not all properties are available in all contexts.
For this section, we will give you a table listing all properties from each group and indicate what they are named, when they are available, and what default values they may have.
Note that the default values may differ when you add fi elds using Field List; the default values listed are based on when you add a control from the ribbon.We will conclude with a more detailed discussion on some common properties.
The added field often does not appear exactly as you want it. Use the moving and resizing skills you learned in the previous lessons to align the new controls with those already on the form.
Deleting Access Control
To delete a control, select it and click the Delete key on the keyboard. If you select the label in a paired control, only the label will be deleted.
If you select the bound field contents control, both controls in the pair will be deleted. Delete with care, Access does not ask you to confirm the deletion, although you can undo your last action by using Ctrl-Z, Undo. In the next lesson, learn to use the toolbox to add controls.