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Access 2000 vs. Access 2003

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Is it possible to develop an Access app in Access 2003 that will run on
Access 2000? Is it just a matter of selecting "Access 2000" from the
Default File Format drop down list on the Advanced Tab of the Options
dialog?

I need to do some quick work for a client that runs Access 2000 and I've
only been doing working on 2002/2003 projects since installing Access 2003
on my development workstation. Do I need to install Access 2000 on my
development workstation? I assume 2000 and 2003 will co-exist without any
issues.

Thanks in advance.

Nov 13 '05 #1
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deko wrote:
Is it possible to develop an Access app in Access 2003 that will run
on Access 2000? Is it just a matter of selecting "Access 2000" from
the Default File Format drop down list on the Advanced Tab of the
Options dialog?

I need to do some quick work for a client that runs Access 2000 and
I've only been doing working on 2002/2003 projects since installing
Access 2003 on my development workstation. Do I need to install
Access 2000 on my development workstation? I assume 2000 and 2003
will co-exist without any issues.

Thanks in advance.


In addition to the file format you also have to avoid using any features that
wered added in 2002 and 2003 that don't exist in 2000. Other than that you
should be fine.

Oh...and you won't be able to give them an MDE since 2003 can only make an MDE
in the newer file format.

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Nov 13 '05 #2

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> In addition to the file format you also have to avoid using any features
that
wered added in 2002 and 2003 that don't exist in 2000. Other than that you should be fine.

Oh...and you won't be able to give them an MDE since 2003 can only make an MDE in the newer file format.


Thanks.

I immediately ran into a problem with the Common Dialog with Access 2000...
will repost...
Nov 13 '05 #3

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deko wrote:
In addition to the file format you also have to avoid using any
features that wered added in 2002 and 2003 that don't exist in 2000.
Other than that you should be fine.

Oh...and you won't be able to give them an MDE since 2003 can only
make an MDE in the newer file format.


Thanks.

I immediately ran into a problem with the Common Dialog with Access
2000... will repost...


Never use it (or any other ActiveX controls). More likely a difference
between two PCs than having anything to do with the Access version.

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to this message. Send instead to...
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Nov 13 '05 #4

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> > I immediately ran into a problem with the Common Dialog with Access
2000... will repost...


Never use it (or any other ActiveX controls). More likely a difference
between two PCs than having anything to do with the Access version.


I think that's the issue - I was using ActiveX to get the dialog with Access
2003, now I need another way. I found some code on Microsoft's site to get
a file picker, but still need code for a folder picker. If you have code
for a folder picker, that would be a big help.

Here's what I've got for the file picker dialog:

Private Declare Function GetOpenFileName Lib "comdlg32.dll" Alias _
"GetOpenFileNameA" (pOpenfilename As OPENFILENAME) As Long

Private Type OPENFILENAME
lStructSize As Long
hwndOwner As Long
hInstance As Long
lpstrFilter As String
lpstrCustomFilter As String
nMaxCustFilter As Long
nFilterIndex As Long
lpstrFile As String
nMaxFile As Long
lpstrFileTitle As String
nMaxFileTitle As Long
lpstrInitialDir As String
lpstrTitle As String
flags As Long
nFileOffset As Integer
nFileExtension As Integer
lpstrDefExt As String
lCustData As Long
lpfnHook As Long
lpTemplateName As String
End Type

Private Function LaunchCD(strForm As Form, strSelect As String) As String
Dim OpenFile As OPENFILENAME
Dim lReturn As Long
Dim sFilter As String
OpenFile.lStructSize = Len(OpenFile)
OpenFile.hwndOwner = strForm.hWnd
sFilter = "Excel Workbooks (*.xls)" & Chr(0) & "*.xls" & Chr(0)
OpenFile.lpstrFilter = sFilter
OpenFile.nFilterIndex = 1
OpenFile.lpstrFile = String(257, 0)
OpenFile.nMaxFile = Len(OpenFile.lpstrFile) - 1
OpenFile.lpstrFileTitle = OpenFile.lpstrFile
OpenFile.nMaxFileTitle = OpenFile.nMaxFile
OpenFile.lpstrInitialDir = "C:\"
OpenFile.lpstrTitle = strSelect
OpenFile.flags = 0
lReturn = GetOpenFileName(OpenFile)
If lReturn <> 0 Then
LaunchCD = Trim(Left(OpenFile.lpstrFile, InStr(1,
OpenFile.lpstrFile, vbNullChar) - 1))
End If
End Function
Nov 13 '05 #5

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DFS
deko wrote:
I immediately ran into a problem with the Common Dialog with Access
2000... will repost...
Never use it (or any other ActiveX controls). More likely a
difference between two PCs than having anything to do with the
Access version.


I think that's the issue - I was using ActiveX to get the dialog with
Access 2003, now I need another way. I found some code on
Microsoft's site to get a file picker, but still need code for a
folder picker. If you have code for a folder picker, that would be a
big help.


Try this:

Public Function BrowseFolder(szDialogTitle As String) As String

Dim X As Long, bi As BROWSEINFO, dwIList As Long
Dim szPath As String, wPos As Integer

With bi
.hOwner = hWndAccessApp
.lpszTitle = szDialogTitle
.ulFlags = BIF_RETURNONLYFSDIRS
End With

dwIList = SHBrowseForFolder(bi)
szPath = Space$(512)
X = SHGetPathFromIDList(ByVal dwIList, ByVal szPath)

If X Then
wPos = InStr(szPath, Chr(0))
BrowseFolder = Left$(szPath, wPos - 1)
Else
BrowseFolder = vbNullString
End If

End Function
Call it like this:

Dim strFolderName As String
strFolderName = BrowseFolder("whatever message you want")


Here's what I've got for the file picker dialog:

Private Declare Function GetOpenFileName Lib "comdlg32.dll" Alias _
"GetOpenFileNameA" (pOpenfilename As OPENFILENAME) As Long

Private Type OPENFILENAME
lStructSize As Long
hwndOwner As Long
hInstance As Long
lpstrFilter As String
lpstrCustomFilter As String
nMaxCustFilter As Long
nFilterIndex As Long
lpstrFile As String
nMaxFile As Long
lpstrFileTitle As String
nMaxFileTitle As Long
lpstrInitialDir As String
lpstrTitle As String
flags As Long
nFileOffset As Integer
nFileExtension As Integer
lpstrDefExt As String
lCustData As Long
lpfnHook As Long
lpTemplateName As String
End Type

Private Function LaunchCD(strForm As Form, strSelect As String) As
String Dim OpenFile As OPENFILENAME
Dim lReturn As Long
Dim sFilter As String
OpenFile.lStructSize = Len(OpenFile)
OpenFile.hwndOwner = strForm.hWnd
sFilter = "Excel Workbooks (*.xls)" & Chr(0) & "*.xls" & Chr(0)
OpenFile.lpstrFilter = sFilter
OpenFile.nFilterIndex = 1
OpenFile.lpstrFile = String(257, 0)
OpenFile.nMaxFile = Len(OpenFile.lpstrFile) - 1
OpenFile.lpstrFileTitle = OpenFile.lpstrFile
OpenFile.nMaxFileTitle = OpenFile.nMaxFile
OpenFile.lpstrInitialDir = "C:\"
OpenFile.lpstrTitle = strSelect
OpenFile.flags = 0
lReturn = GetOpenFileName(OpenFile)
If lReturn <> 0 Then
LaunchCD = Trim(Left(OpenFile.lpstrFile, InStr(1,
OpenFile.lpstrFile, vbNullChar) - 1))
End If
End Function

Nov 13 '05 #6

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"bi As BROWSEINFO" produced a compile error. What library does this
reference?

DFS wrote:

deko wrote:
I immediately ran into a problem with the Common Dialog with Access
2000... will repost...

Never use it (or any other ActiveX controls). More likely a
difference between two PCs than having anything to do with the
Access version.


I think that's the issue - I was using ActiveX to get the dialog with
Access 2003, now I need another way. I found some code on
Microsoft's site to get a file picker, but still need code for a
folder picker. If you have code for a folder picker, that would be a
big help.


Try this:

Public Function BrowseFolder(szDialogTitle As String) As String

Dim X As Long, bi As BROWSEINFO, dwIList As Long
Dim szPath As String, wPos As Integer

With bi
.hOwner = hWndAccessApp
.lpszTitle = szDialogTitle
.ulFlags = BIF_RETURNONLYFSDIRS
End With

dwIList = SHBrowseForFolder(bi)
szPath = Space$(512)
X = SHGetPathFromIDList(ByVal dwIList, ByVal szPath)

If X Then
wPos = InStr(szPath, Chr(0))
BrowseFolder = Left$(szPath, wPos - 1)
Else
BrowseFolder = vbNullString
End If

End Function

Call it like this:

Dim strFolderName As String
strFolderName = BrowseFolder("whatever message you want")
Here's what I've got for the file picker dialog:

Private Declare Function GetOpenFileName Lib "comdlg32.dll" Alias _
"GetOpenFileNameA" (pOpenfilename As OPENFILENAME) As Long

Private Type OPENFILENAME
lStructSize As Long
hwndOwner As Long
hInstance As Long
lpstrFilter As String
lpstrCustomFilter As String
nMaxCustFilter As Long
nFilterIndex As Long
lpstrFile As String
nMaxFile As Long
lpstrFileTitle As String
nMaxFileTitle As Long
lpstrInitialDir As String
lpstrTitle As String
flags As Long
nFileOffset As Integer
nFileExtension As Integer
lpstrDefExt As String
lCustData As Long
lpfnHook As Long
lpTemplateName As String
End Type

Private Function LaunchCD(strForm As Form, strSelect As String) As
String Dim OpenFile As OPENFILENAME
Dim lReturn As Long
Dim sFilter As String
OpenFile.lStructSize = Len(OpenFile)
OpenFile.hwndOwner = strForm.hWnd
sFilter = "Excel Workbooks (*.xls)" & Chr(0) & "*.xls" & Chr(0)
OpenFile.lpstrFilter = sFilter
OpenFile.nFilterIndex = 1
OpenFile.lpstrFile = String(257, 0)
OpenFile.nMaxFile = Len(OpenFile.lpstrFile) - 1
OpenFile.lpstrFileTitle = OpenFile.lpstrFile
OpenFile.nMaxFileTitle = OpenFile.nMaxFile
OpenFile.lpstrInitialDir = "C:\"
OpenFile.lpstrTitle = strSelect
OpenFile.flags = 0
lReturn = GetOpenFileName(OpenFile)
If lReturn <> 0 Then
LaunchCD = Trim(Left(OpenFile.lpstrFile, InStr(1,
OpenFile.lpstrFile, vbNullChar) - 1))
End If
End Function

Nov 13 '05 #7

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See http://www.mvps.org/access/api/api0002.htm at "The Access Web" for the
complete code.

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http://I.Am/DougSteele
(no e-mails, please!)

"Norman Scheinin" <no***************@boeing.com> wrote in message
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"bi As BROWSEINFO" produced a compile error. What library does this
reference?

DFS wrote:

deko wrote:
>>> I immediately ran into a problem with the Common Dialog with Access
>>> 2000... will repost...
>>
>> Never use it (or any other ActiveX controls). More likely a
>> difference between two PCs than having anything to do with the
>> Access version.
>
> I think that's the issue - I was using ActiveX to get the dialog with
> Access 2003, now I need another way. I found some code on
> Microsoft's site to get a file picker, but still need code for a
> folder picker. If you have code for a folder picker, that would be a
> big help.


Try this:

Public Function BrowseFolder(szDialogTitle As String) As String

Dim X As Long, bi As BROWSEINFO, dwIList As Long
Dim szPath As String, wPos As Integer

With bi
.hOwner = hWndAccessApp
.lpszTitle = szDialogTitle
.ulFlags = BIF_RETURNONLYFSDIRS
End With

dwIList = SHBrowseForFolder(bi)
szPath = Space$(512)
X = SHGetPathFromIDList(ByVal dwIList, ByVal szPath)

If X Then
wPos = InStr(szPath, Chr(0))
BrowseFolder = Left$(szPath, wPos - 1)
Else
BrowseFolder = vbNullString
End If

End Function

Call it like this:

Dim strFolderName As String
strFolderName = BrowseFolder("whatever message you want")
> Here's what I've got for the file picker dialog:
>
> Private Declare Function GetOpenFileName Lib "comdlg32.dll" Alias _
> "GetOpenFileNameA" (pOpenfilename As OPENFILENAME) As Long
>
> Private Type OPENFILENAME
> lStructSize As Long
> hwndOwner As Long
> hInstance As Long
> lpstrFilter As String
> lpstrCustomFilter As String
> nMaxCustFilter As Long
> nFilterIndex As Long
> lpstrFile As String
> nMaxFile As Long
> lpstrFileTitle As String
> nMaxFileTitle As Long
> lpstrInitialDir As String
> lpstrTitle As String
> flags As Long
> nFileOffset As Integer
> nFileExtension As Integer
> lpstrDefExt As String
> lCustData As Long
> lpfnHook As Long
> lpTemplateName As String
> End Type
>
> Private Function LaunchCD(strForm As Form, strSelect As String) As
> String Dim OpenFile As OPENFILENAME
> Dim lReturn As Long
> Dim sFilter As String
> OpenFile.lStructSize = Len(OpenFile)
> OpenFile.hwndOwner = strForm.hWnd
> sFilter = "Excel Workbooks (*.xls)" & Chr(0) & "*.xls" & Chr(0)
> OpenFile.lpstrFilter = sFilter
> OpenFile.nFilterIndex = 1
> OpenFile.lpstrFile = String(257, 0)
> OpenFile.nMaxFile = Len(OpenFile.lpstrFile) - 1
> OpenFile.lpstrFileTitle = OpenFile.lpstrFile
> OpenFile.nMaxFileTitle = OpenFile.nMaxFile
> OpenFile.lpstrInitialDir = "C:\"
> OpenFile.lpstrTitle = strSelect
> OpenFile.flags = 0
> lReturn = GetOpenFileName(OpenFile)
> If lReturn <> 0 Then
> LaunchCD = Trim(Left(OpenFile.lpstrFile, InStr(1,
> OpenFile.lpstrFile, vbNullChar) - 1))
> End If
> End Function

Nov 13 '05 #8

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> See http://www.mvps.org/access/api/api0002.htm at "The Access Web" for the
complete code.


Fantastic! Thanks very much.
Nov 13 '05 #9

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