Access Europe - Wed 3 July: Improved, Enhanced Message Box / Enhancing Access forms


The next Access Europe User Group meeting will be on Wednesday 3 July 2024 starting at 18:00 UK time (6PM UTC+1) and finishing by 19:30 (7.30PM).

In this session, we are pleased to welcome two presenters from Germany: Olaf Nöhring and André Minhorst.

Olaf will demonstrate his improved version of the Enhanced Message Box which was originally developed by Renaud Bompuis about 15 years ago.
It is (almost) a drop-in replacement for the standard message box but offers some advanced features like displaying Access rich text format - color, bold, italic, fonts.
Olaf's improved version includes a simple wizard which lets you create the box you want, including VBA code, different colored buttons, custom default button, auto close and enable-delay.

André will introduce two exciting enhancements for Access applications, designed to streamline and enhance user experience.
1. amvCalendar offers a comprehensive solution for managing appointments within Access applications. This may be particularly useful due to the likely removal of VBA automation from 'New' Outlook
2. amvExplorer addresses the common challenge of managing data associated with external documents within databases.

I hope you will join us on July 3rd for this session.

Please also download and import this iCalendar (.ics) file to your calendar application e.g. Outlook.
Doing this will add a recurring event for the first Wed of each month at the correct time for your location/time zone.




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The meeting will again be held on Zoom. When the time comes, you can connect using Join Zoom Meeting.
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The video of last week Access Europe meeting is now available on YouTube:


A PDF of each presentation is also available from

There were some internet connection issues which affected the host.

Luckily this had no effect on the two excellent presentations.