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How to Complier access2003 to exe file?

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by LWM, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. LWM

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    I edit a access2003 file(*.mdb).

    How can I complier it to a exe file?
  2. Douglas J Steele

    Douglas J Steele
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    You can't. There's no way to convert an Access application into an exe.

    Assuming that you want to allow people who do not have Access installed to
    use your application, you have 3 main options:

    1) Rewrite your application in a language that can be compiled into an
    executable such as VB or VC++ (note that your data will still have to be
    kept in an external MDB file)

    2) Rewrite your application as a web app

    3) Get the Access Developer edition that's appropriate for whatever version
    of Access you're using (see
    http://www.granite.ab.ca/access/developereditionversions.htm for details of
    what you need to look for) What this allows you to do is package your
    application together with a royalty-free run-time version of Access. Users
    who don't have Access installed will be able to install the run-time and use
    your application. They will not be able to use the runtime to make design
    changes to your application (nor to any other MDB)

    You need to purchase the following in order to create an Access 2003 runtime

    - Microsoft Access 2003
    - Visual Studio Tools for Office 2005 (which includes the Access 2003
    Developer Extensions)

    The ADE is the product that gives you the license to deploy the 2003 runtime
    components and you have to have Access 2003 installed in order to install
    the ADE.

    See http://msdn.microsoft.com/office/understanding/vsto/default.aspx for
    more details, or

    Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    (no e-mails, please!)

    "LWM" <n5901@yam.com.tw> wrote in message
    > I edit a access2003 file(*.mdb).
    > How can I complier it to a exe file?
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