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Old December 1st, 2005, 02:16 AM
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Default Make an EXE file

Hello Everyone,

How Do we make An Exe or setup file from Source Code of the Project.


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Old December 2nd, 2005, 10:13 AM
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The short answer is NO.

You can create an MDE from your MDB and then give people who don't have Access the Run-Time version of Access. But to do this, you need to buy the Access Developer's tool first to be able to distribute Access Run-Time for free.

This is a very commonly asked question, so if you search here and in Google for something like

Microsoft Access make exe

you should get some good discussion on it. Good luck!

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Is there an option to convert an .MDB access 2003 file to Visual Studio and compile the converted database to and .EXE file with Visual Studio or .NET ?

I develop applications for Access since 1996 and VBA is very simular to VB.NET and Visual Basic. So, therefore i assume that it would not be a big problem to convert a Access database to visual basic and then convert it to and .EXE file.

PS: Maybe i am wrong about this...


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I have an Access database file with all the switchboard commands and what I want to do is to try to access the switchboard command without opening microsoft access. Which means i want to access the database without opening access. I am seeing if I can make this file an executable file but i dont think this is the solution. If anybody have any ideas, please help. Thanks

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