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Allow Bypass Key Other Options

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I have learn that there is another option for setting the allow bypass
key other than through a module (for Access 97), and that it is
through use of a dll. Obviously, it is fairly easy to circumvent the
bypass key if set through code, but perhaps not so if set in a dll.
What dll is use and what changes are necessary to utilize? Thanks for
anyone's assistance in this matter.
Nov 12 '05 #1
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Actually, no, that is not the case. I am not aware that using some dll is
going to make one bit of difference.

However, if you do disable the shift-key by-pass with security in mind, then
that means that your users will NOT be able to use my example code that pops
up the file browse dialog box, and lets you "browse" to a mdb file to
set/un-set the shift key. You can grab my hand sample that does this at:

However, anyone can download the above example, and run the above code on
any access file.

So, what you really need to do is secure the database with ms-access
security. You then can use the following code example.

Of course, you are no doubt using a mde, as ms-access security can be
cracked. This means your code is protected, but you can't totally disable
the shift key, since security can be broken. I would think that just
disabling the shit key the regular way, and then using a mde is all you
should need.
Albert D. Kallal (MVP)
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Nov 12 '05 #2

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