Access 97 Developer's Handbook / Edition 3

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Here's the book the Access community relies on! Packed with tips, tricks, secrets, undocumented features, and tons of reusable source code, this indispensable guide is your ticket to developing bulletproof applications. Learn how to build more efficient databases, design better user interfaces, develop client/server applications, and plan for interoperability. The companion CD includes all examples from the book, a library of reusable code, ready-to-use subroutines and user-interface objects, and great freeware and shareware utilities.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780782119411
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/1996
  • Series: Developer's Handbook Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1485
  • Product dimensions: 7.47 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 2.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ..... xxiii
Introduction ..... xxvii
  1. Part I: Overview of Access ..... 3
  2. What's New in Access 97
  3. The Access Event Model ..... 15
  4. Using VBA Class Modules ..... 43

    Part II: Manipulating Data ..... 85

  5. Database Design ..... 87
  6. Access SQL ..... 119
  7. Using Data Access Objects ..... 195

    Part III: Presenting Data ..... 293

  8. Controlling Controls ..... 295
  9. Topics in Form Design and Usage ..... 407
  10. Topics in Report Design ..... 519
  11. Controlling Your Printer ..... 591
  12. Shared Office Programmability ..... 641

    Part IV: Multiuser Issues ... 719

  13. Developing Multiuser Applications ..... 721
  14. Mastering Replication ..... 769
  15. Securing Your Application..... 849
  16. Developing Client/Server Applications ..... 915

    Part V: Biulding Applications ..... 967

  17. Error Handling and Debugging ..... 969
  18. Application Optimization ..... 1031

    Part VI: Interoperability ..... 1081

  19. Accessing DLLs and the Wondows API ..... 1083
  20. Harnessing Wizard Magic ..... 1133
  21. Using Access as an Automation Client ..... 1189
  22. Controlling Access as an Automation Server ..... 1257

    Part VII: Finishing Touches ..... 1297

  23. Building Add-Ins ..... 1299
  24. Web-Enabling Your Applications ..... 1357
  25. Using Source Code Control ..... 1445
Appendix A: The Reddick VBA Naming Conventions, Version 4.0 ..... CD
Appendix B: Startup and Global Options ..... CD

Index ..... 1486

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2001

    A must for serious Access Developers

    If you are a serious developer of Access applications, this is the best source of information I have ever found. I would not recomend this book to beginers or power users, this book is for people who know how to code and want to develop robust enterprise class Access applications. It has the best coverage of Access security, Access forms and controls, On-the-fly report formatting, database replication control at the code level, source code control using Sourcesafe, writing add-ins and code libraries, using the Windows API. You name it - its in here.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2001

    Helpful To Beginners

    Spring 2000 I looked over several books on VBA for Access 97 before asking my supervisor to purchase this one. Most of the databases that I have designed since learning VBA for Access 97 require a good level of security and audit tracking. I've used the password change routines in all my databases. It was also much more helpful in resolving problems and finding solutions to what I wanted to do than Access' on line help. Just yesterday I referred to give me tips on using calendar selection of date ranges.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2000


    This book does not provide you with VB instructions going into a heavy delimited file with garbage in it. It does basic VB. Stripping off items in a text/notebook. It does not go into. You can learn more by creating simple Macros and letting access make the VB. Plug and play with the code. Add code of your own. It was OK, not great would not recommend if you are a beginner.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2000

    My Access 97 Bible

    Brilliant book - concise, comprehensive and accurate. The chapter on class modules changed my life! Well almost.

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