Microsoft Access WizHook References

A list of all the best resources for the hidden and undocumented Microsoft Access WizHook object.

Microsoft Access WizHook References

The Microsoft Access WizHook object has been shrouded in mystery since its first known public appearance as part of Skrol's VTools add-in.

Until recently, the only decent documentation on the object came from non-English websites.  

While modern auto-translation makes those resources more accessible to English-speaking developers than in years past, there's finally a good English-first resource for the WizHook object that I can recommend.

IslaDogs' WizHook Reference

Fellow Access MVP Colin Riddington (aka, IslaDogs) has a page dedicated to the WizHook object:  

A detailed reference guide to the hidden, undocumented but very useful Access WizHook object and its members

The page includes a downloadable Access database with usage samples and documentation for every WizHook method.  As you can see in the screenshot below, the methods are color-coded to indicate which ones are:

  • Fully Working (green)
  • Partly Working (yellow)
  • Not Working/Unknown (blue)
  • No Longer Applicable (orange) - related to Data Access Pages

As I understand it, the sample database is a translation/expansion of the original database provided by Thomas Moeller, whose German-language by-method detailed documentation is widely considered the authoritative reference on the WizHook object.

Additional Usage Samples on NoLongerSet

For additional WizHook usage samples, check out my other WizHook-tagged articles here on  (The linked page will automatically update as new articles are added in the future.)

WizHook - No Longer Set
A series of articles on one of the most intriguing hidden features of Microsoft Access.

If you have questions about specific methods–or suggestions for future article topics related to the WizHook object–let me know in the comments below.

Image by Ingrid from Pixabay

All original code samples by Mike Wolfe are licensed under CC BY 4.0