Can an Access project be made into a stand-alone app?

Can an Access project be made into a stand-alone app?

Post by SGlsbHRvcC » Fri, 07 Jan 2005 12:43:07


Is there a way that an Access project (forms, tables, queries, etc.) can be
compiled into a stand-alone executable application?

Thank you.
 
 
 

Can an Access project be made into a stand-alone app?

Post by Bria » Fri, 07 Jan 2005 19:59:27


be

Not exactly. You can create an "executable" version of the file (which will
be either an mde file or an ade file), but it still requires Access to run
it. You can distribute a "run-time only" version of Access so that your
"executable" can be used on computers which don't have Access installed, but
there is a biggish "gotcha", which is that you will need to buy the
developer tools (product name varies according to version of Office/Access).
This costs quite a lot of $$$.

 
 
 

Can an Access project be made into a stand-alone app?

Post by SGlsbHRvcC » Fri, 07 Jan 2005 21:15:01

I see. Then, I guess I'll have to use VB for the forms and the stand-alone
EXE and just "bring along" the Access MDB's.

Thanks for your insight.
 
 
 

Can an Access project be made into a stand-alone app?

Post by Douglas J. » Fri, 07 Jan 2005 21:46:28

Brian may have overstated it. It all depends how many users you're trying to
roll out to. The Access Run-time is available by purchasing Visual Studio
Tools for Office 2003, which according to

http://www.yqcomputer.com/
$500 US. If you're trying to roll out to, say, 10 users, you're definitely
ahead in terms of cost.




--
Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
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