Hi all, working in Access 2003, I was annoyed that I couldn't get my labels to align vertically unless I manually played with the .TopMargin property of each control. I whipped up this function that aligns the text vertically so I wouldn't need to do it manually anymore. Hopefully it can be of use to some of you
'Sets the vertical alignment of a label or textbox to "Center"
'MinimumMargin: the value of the smallest margin Access allows in twips. If you set the .TopMargin
'to "0", Access will actually place a gap equal to 1 point (or 20 twips) rather than actually
'placing the text at the very top border of the control. FURTHER NOTE: Access sucks.
'BorderWidth: half the value of .BorderWidth in twips. As you increase the border (Hairline, 1pt, 2pt, etc..)
'Access expands the border equally from the center. We're only concerned with the "inner" section of the border.
'TwipsPerPoint: global constant set to 20
Public Sub VerticalAlignCenter(ByRef ctl As Control)
On Error GoTo ErrorCode
Dim MinimumMargin As Integer
Dim BorderWidth As Integer
If Not ((TypeOf ctl Is TextBox) Or (TypeOf ctl Is Label)) Then Exit Sub
MinimumMargin = 1 * TwipsPerPoint
BorderWidth = (ctl.BorderWidth * TwipsPerPoint) / 2
ctl.TopMargin = ((ctl.Height - (ctl.FontSize * TwipsPerPoint)) / 2) - MinimumMargin - BorderWidth
Chop it up, modify it, use it however you want. If you improve it in any way, please post your changes so that I can learn..
Update: My code doesn't work for controls with multiple lines of text.. It sets the TopMargin as if the top line of text is the only line present in the control. Does anyone have any creative workarounds for this glitch?