What's new in Access 2016

What's new in Access 2016

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See what's new and improved in the May 2018 feature update, Version 1805 (Build 9330.2087).
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Latest updates for Access 2016

There's nothing new in the June 2018 feature update, Version 1806 (Build 10228.20021). Check back again soon!
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See what's new and improved in the June 2017 feature update, Version 1707 (Build 8326.2058).

New Label Name property for Access controls makes them more accessible

We've added a new property to controls called Label Name so you can associate a label control with another control. Previously, you had to "cut" a label control and then "paste" it on another control to associate it. Now with the new Label Name property, you can easily type in the name of a label control to associate it.

Associating a label name with a control promotes accessibility because assistive technologies can now detect and indicate the association.

Label Name property shown in the Property Sheet

Editing a new value list item is more accessible

We're introducing a new keyboard shortcut that makes it easier to open the Edit List Items dialog box when working with value list combo boxes on your Access forms.

If your combo box uses a value list as its data source and you've set the Allow Value List Edits property to Yes, you can use this new keyboard shortcut. When you have focus on the combo box in Form view, press Ctrl+E to open the Edit List Items dialog box.

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Edit List Items dialog box in an Access form

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