Access: Back color displayed when none is selected

Q: Lou writes that sometimes when he clicks on a label in Design view, in order to change the caption, it displays with a dark back color, which is disconcerting. The Label control’s BackStyle property is set to Transparent, so it shouldn’t be displaying as a color. How can this be fixed?

A: This can happen when the control previously had a back color set, with the BackStyle property set to Normal. Try changing this property to Normal and see what happens. If you see a color value for the dark color, to get the control to appear transparent in Design view, set the back

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