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Default Comparison between VB and VBA

I have been using Access and VBA for about a year or so now. I am interested in looking at VB so that I can develop database independent applications. I have used ‘Beginning Access 2000 VBA’ by Robert Smith and David Sussman as a reference manual which refers to this web site.

 I am assuming the biggest differences are file access etc. Is there a document or manual that details the differences between VB and VBA?

Also, how do I load VB on its own without using Microsoft Access? I am using Windows XP Home Edition version 5.1 with service pack 2 and Microsoft Access 2003.


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to start with you must have a valid VB copy installed in your computer. I do not know if Microsoft still sells VB6, but I think it is still possible to buy it in the internet, or you can just skip VB6 and jump to VB Express, that you can still download free from Microsoft here:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/vb/

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