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Hey guys its been a very very long time I havent posted here, well anyhow I ve recently jumped into the VB bandwagon and I just wanted to know if it is possible to write data and retrieve it using VB as a front end and accessing the database (Access) as a back end...I here alot of rumors that VB.net works best with SQL server..but I dont have the cash for that now, right now I have my hands on Access.

Also I heard about a waterdown version of SQL server, is it MSDE by anychance...and how far can that take me?

I'm sure it could be done, since I've played a bit around with asp 3.0 and have done similar things to it.

Also the wrox book for vb.net for database is it anygood for a noob like myself to pick up.

Thanks for your time to answer this new rookie into the new VB world questions lol.

Take care

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   You can use VB 6.0 with Acces ,SQL Server, Oracle or any other database without any problems. You can develop good/powerful windows applications using VB 6.0. If you are developing web application then you'll have to go for an alternative like ASP,PHP, etc.

   VB.Net is more powerful than VB 6.0 but even using VB 6.0 you can develop powerful windows aplications.

   You can use MSDE. It's a cut down version of SQL Server. There are limitations when using MSDE. If you consider the SQL Server Express(Latest version of MSDE) storege level is upto 4 GB. And you can download UI features also.

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