A recent thread https://www.access-programmers.co.uk...d.php?t=295318
prompted me to compile a demo database showing many of the ways of getting users' attention.
Some of the features have already been posted in other threads e.g. in sample databases / code repository
Experienced users will be familiar with many of these ideas already.
Features include various ways of creating messages to get users' attention including:
1. Formatted message boxes
2. Customised message boxes with HTML formatting & countdown timer
3. Flashing, scrolling and balloon tooltip text
4. Dim / blur / remove background
5. Adding warning sounds (use speakers if possible)
NOTE: Some items are meant to be less serious than others!
In addition, I have incorporated a simple 'You have 3 new messages' type feature as described by both CJ_London & Static in the other thread.
The zip file includes images & sounds used by the DEMO database.
Please don't overdo ANY of the more 'overt' methods or you will annoy the users of your databases!
Hopefully the code for each approach is easy to follow.
Any comments, brickbats, questions or issues, please send me a visitor or private message