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Using outside objects and libraries

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by S, Nov 6, 2005.

  1. S

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    Can anyone suggest a good starting point on learning how to use outside
    objects/controls. ie, Adobe Acrobat, Dragon Naturally Speaking, etc.
    Many programs make their controls available to Access and VBA, but I've
    never really figured how to go about adding their functionality to an
    Access Database.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. Douglas J. Steele

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    The fact that they show up in the list of controls doesn't actually mean
    that they're available for use in Access: Access is a lot pickier about
    which controls it can use than, say, Visual Basic.
    (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=202104 explains the restrictions that
    apply to all versions of Access, not just Access 2000 as indicated in the
    article).

    And unfortunately, there's really no generic set of instructions you can
    follow: each control is going to have its own methods and properties that
    you'll have to learn.

    For many of the controls, you may be able to find instructions in how to use
    Automation at the vendor's site. Otherwise, if you have a specific question,
    try asking in microsoft.public.access.activexcontrols

    --
    Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    http://I.Am/DougSteele
    (no e-mails, please!)



    "S" <shan@mvn.net> wrote in message news:Jb2bf.323$bS5.220@fe02.lga...
    > Can anyone suggest a good starting point on learning how to use outside
    > objects/controls. ie, Adobe Acrobat, Dragon Naturally Speaking, etc. Many
    > programs make their controls available to Access and VBA, but I've never
    > really figured how to go about adding their functionality to an Access
    > Database.
    >
    > Thanks in advance.
    >
    >
     

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