[AccessD] MS Access popups that don't require clicking dialog buttons?

Gustav Brock gustav at cactus.dk
Wed Sep 15 09:05:13 CDT 2021

Hi Ryan

My Modern Box at:


has an optional TimeOut argument:

Public Function MsgMox( _
    Prompt As String, _
    Optional Buttons As VbMsgBoxStyle = vbOkOnly, _
    Optional Title As Variant = Null, _
    Optional HelpFile As String, _
    Optional Context As Long, _
    Optional TimeOut As Long) _
    As VbMsgBoxResult

Full documentation here:


You will notice that one feature compared to MsgBox and InputBox has been added: A timeout. This can be useful for unattended operation or other situations where you don't want the application to hang waiting for a user interaction.

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Fra: AccessD <accessd-bounces+gustav=cactus.dk at databaseadvisors.com> På vegne af Ryan W
Sendt: 15. september 2021 15:47
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Emne: [AccessD] MS Access popups that don't require clicking dialog buttons?

Aside from a balloon tip, does anyone have a method of popping up a message that would slide away/go away after N seconds without requiring a click of a button like MsgBox?

Sometimes I want to gives a user a visual queue of an issue and use MsgBox to do it, but would like a method that doesn't require one to interact with the the message to continue working.

I could employ a balloontip, but for some reason it doesn't fire in my Form_Open event where I might check for permissions to open a specific form.... the code runs but the balloon tip never shows.

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