Tab Control - odd behaviour related to 'Theme'
My first post here.
I could give you a load of background first but since I can reproduce this problem easily, let me give you the simple version.
I am using Access 2007 on a Windows XP PC but I happen to know that this also happens in Access 2010 and is related to the Windows 'Theme' chosen. Please note that this has nothing to do with Tabbed Forms. To reproduce this problem, I do this:
1. Open a new blank 2007 database.
2. Create a new blank form and in design view, add a tab control.
3. Add a few more pages to the tab control.
4. Go into properties and change the 'style' of the tab control to 'buttons'
Now, if the PC is set to Theme 'Windows XP', when you click along the various buttons, whether in design view or form view, the labels on one or more of the buttons you've just clicked go blank - in my case they just go white. But if you then hover the cursor over the blank ones, the labels reappear.
If you change the Theme to 'Windows Classic', this problem goes away but my users don't want their PCs set to the Classic Theme just to suit Access.
Similarly, the problem goes away if you change the Tab Control style to 'Tabs' (using any Theme you want), but the tab control behaves in a way that my users find frustrating. With multiple rows of tabs, the rows move position depending on what tab you click. My users want the tabs and tab rows to stay put - like they do when you select 'button' style.
Has anyone else come across this? Is there a solution, rather than the imperfect workarounds I've discovered?
Thanks in advance.