Usually security is usually to prevent people from running a particular
You don't need security to run your application and keeps users out of the
code, and forms...
You most certainly can, and should hide all of the ms-access interface. The
options to complete hide and keep people out of the ms-access interface can
easily be done using the tools->start-up options. Using those options allows
you to complete hide the ms-access interface (tool bars, database window
etc). Also, using these options means you
do not have to bother setting up security.
Try downloading and running the 3rd example at my following web site that
shows a hidden ms-access interface, and NO CODE is required to do
this....but just some settings in the start-up.
After you try the application, you can exit, and then re-load the
application, but hold down the shift key to by-pass the start-up options. If
want, you can even disable the shift key by pass. I have a sample mdb file
that will let you "set" the shift key bypass on any application you want.
You can get this at:
If you distribute a mde with the above, then uses will not even have a copy
of the code, and will be un-able to modify the designs of forms, reports
It actualy not clear if you really need secirty here at a all.....
Albert D. Kallal (Access MVP)
Edmonton, Alberta Canada