In everyday life, an object is an entity that displays or provides some characteristics that set it apart. These characteristics are used to describe the object. For example, an object called Car has such characteristics as its make, model, color, year made, price, and
mileage, etc. When put together, these aspects can be used to get good knowledge of what the object looks like and perhaps how it functions. The same concept is used in computer programming, in database development, and in Microsoft Access.
Referring to Microsoft Access, an object is a database field or control that “owns” some characteristics that define or control such aspects as its appearance, its behavior and probably its relationship with other objects of either the same parent or the same database. As objects are different one from another, so are their characteristics. Still, the techniques used to access, read, or change the characteristics of a control or field are shared by all of them, as long as they are being operated upon using Microsoft Access development environment..