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Resources for Becoming a Better Microsoft Access Developer and Programmer

Here are some of our resources to help you better understand and use Microsoft Access during design, development, deployment, and maintenance.

Total Visual Agent 2016
Automate Microsoft Access Database Chores!

Schedule and Automate Database Chores


Total Access Emailer 2016
Send Personalized Emails from Microsoft Access!

Microsoft Access Email Blaster


Microsoft Access to SQL Server Upsizing

Updated Microsoft Access to SQL Server Upsizing Center with whitepapers, resources, and SQL Server Express Downloads

FMS offers 12 products specifically designed for Microsoft Access.

These products are particularly important for Microsoft Access developers and sure to increase the quality of your development:

Finding unused Microsoft Access Queries with Total Access Analyzer

Automated Database Analysis for Best Practices

For automated analysis of your databases, check out our Total Access Analyzer program which is designed to examine every object in your database in detail, provide documentation to help you understand what's in it, how the objects interact, and offer suggestions for applying Microsoft Access Best Practices. It finds hundreds of types of errors, suggestions, and performance tips specific to your database objects.

Microsoft Access Database Comparison Add-in Tool

Microsoft Access Database and Object Comparison Add-in

During development if you have multiple copies, multiple developers, or other users making changes, differences occur and need to be tracked down. Total Access Detective compares any two MS Access databases or two objects for differences. Find exactly what changed with properties, fields, controls, lines of macro and module code, and even data between tables or queries.


Microsoft Access VBA and VB6 modules in Total Visual SourceBook

Microsoft Access Source Code Library

Why write all the code yourself? Get our Total Visual SourceBook code library with 100,000+ royalty-free lines of code you can insert into your Access, Office/VBA and VB6 projects. Written exclusively for this professional code library, there's code you won't find anywhere else.

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Standardize VBA/VB6 Module Code with Total Visual CodeTools

Simplify Writing, Taking Over, and Delivering VBA Module Code

If you want to write better VBA code and do it in less time, learn about our Total Visual CodeTools program which works with Access, Office, and VB6. Total Visual CodeTools includes code builders, tools to standardize existing code (indentations, variable names, adds error handling, etc.), and tools for you to deliver more robust solutions. Learn more about our Microsoft Access coding tools.


Microsoft Access Developer Services

Table Design

Query Design

Form Design

Form Tips and Mistakes

Module VBA to Forms and Controls

Form Navigation Caption

Use a RecordsetClone

Synchronize Two Subforms

Multiple OpenArgs Values

Late Bind Tab Subforms

Subform Reference to Control Rather than Field

Tab Page Reference

Shortcut Keys


Combo Box Top Tips

Properties and Validation

Select First Item

Cascading Combo Boxes

Zip, City, State AutoFill

Report Design

Suppress Page Headers and Footers on the First Page of Your Report

Add the NoData Event

Annual Monthly Crosstab Columns

Design Environment

Add Buttons to the Quick Access Toolbar

Collapse the Office Ribbon for more space

VBA Programming

Run VBA Code from a Macro

Basics: Forms and Controls

Use Nz() to Handle Nulls

Avoid Exits in the Body of a Procedure

Shortcut Debugging Keys

Set Module Options

Math Rounding Issues

Rename a File or Folder

Avoid DoEvents in Loops

Age Calculations

Weekday Math

Send Emails with DoCmd.SendObject

Source Code Library

Microsoft Access Modules Library

Microsoft Access Modules

VBA Error Handling

Error Handling and Debugging Techniques

Error Number and Description Reference

Basic Error Handling

Pinpointing the Error Line

Performance Tips

Linked Database

Subdatasheet Name

Visual SourceSafe

Deployment

Runtime Downloads

Simulate Runtime

Prevent Close Box

Disable Design Changes

Broken References

Remote Desktop Connection Setup

Terminal Services and RemoteApp Deployment

Reboot Remote Desktop

Missing Package & Deployment Wizard

Avoid Program Files Folder

Microsoft Access Front-End Deployment

System Admin

Disaster Recovery Plan

Compact Database

Compact on Close

Database Corruption

Class Not Registered Run-time Error -2147221164

Inconsistent Compile Error

Decompile Database

Bad DLL Calling Convention

Error 3045: Could Not Use

Converting ACCDB to MDB

SQL Server Upsizing

Microsoft Access to SQL Server Upsizing Center

Microsoft Access to SQL Server Upsizing Center

When and How to Upsize Access to SQL Server

SQL Server Express Versions and Downloads

Cloud and Azure

Cloud Implications

MS Access and SQL Azure

Deploying MS Access Linked to SQL Azure

Visual Studio LightSwitch

LightSwitch Introduction

Comparison Matrix

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