Default Property

Applies to

CommandButton Object

CustomControl Object

You can use the Default property to specify whether a command button is the default button on a form. Read/write Boolean.


expression Required. An expression that returns one of the objects in the Applies To list.


The Default property uses the following settings.


Visual Basic




The command button is the default button.



(Default) The command button isn't the default button.

You can set this property by using the command button's property sheet, a macro, or Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) code.

When the command button's Default property setting is Yes and the Form window is active, the user can choose the command button by pressing ENTER (if no other command button has the focus) as well as by clicking the command button.

Only one command button on a form can be the default button. When the Default property is set to Yes for one command button, it is automatically set to No for all other command buttons on the form.


For a form that supports irreversible operations, such as deletions, it is a good idea to make the Cancel button the default command button. To do this, set both the Default property and the Cancel property to Yes.

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