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Future of VBA??

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I've noticed that over the last year my MS Office programming has
become more and more vb.net based. At this point more than half of my
Excel and Word programs are VB.Net not VBA. It's not that I enjoy
VB.Net more, I just saw it as the future, and worked to learn it. (C#
is different story, shudder).

I was wondering when MS will implement .NET into Access? With the 2005
..NET out (well nearly), I would have figured implementation would have
been enabled, but this is obviously not the case.

Nov 13 '05 #1
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"FilterXG" <pe******@yahoo.com> wrote
I've noticed that over the last year my
MS Office programming has become
more and more vb.net based. At this
point more than half of my Excel and
Word programs are VB.Net not VBA.
It's not that I enjoy VB.Net more, I
just saw it as the future, and worked to
learn it. (C# is different story, shudder). I was wondering when MS will implement
.NET into Access? With the 2005 .NET
out (well nearly), I would have figured imple-
mentation would have been enabled, but this
is obviously not the case.


I'm not quite certain what you mean by "implement .NET into Access"... if
you mean support .NET languages for the purposes we now use VBA (as is
possible in Word and Excel 2003 with the Visual Studio Tools for Office 2003
System), as far as I know, Microsoft has not made public the information you
request.

I'm not sure what the timing of the next release of Visual Studio would have
to do with the immense effort of revising the language support in Access.
Certainly, you shouldn't expect that to happen other than with some future
version of Microsoft Office.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP
Nov 13 '05 #2

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Why fix somehting that is not broken?

I may be wrong, but it looks to me that VB.NET is more of a marketing
strategy than anything else useful.

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I've noticed that over the last year my MS Office programming has
become more and more vb.net based. At this point more than half of my
Excel and Word programs are VB.Net not VBA. It's not that I enjoy
VB.Net more, I just saw it as the future, and worked to learn it. (C#
is different story, shudder).

I was wondering when MS will implement .NET into Access? With the 2005
.NET out (well nearly), I would have figured implementation would have
been enabled, but this is obviously not the case.

Nov 13 '05 #3

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