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advanatges and disadvantges of using ms access over vb6?

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DP
hi,

i'm deciding whether to create a database program in VB6 or MS access, with
VB for applications running in the background. i just wanted some opinions,
as to which one would be better, and wat would be some
advnatges/disadvantges of doing it in vb6 over ms access??
thanx

dev
Feb 17 '06 #1
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DP wrote:
hi,

i'm deciding whether to create a database program in VB6 or MS access, with
VB for applications running in the background. i just wanted some opinions,
as to which one would be better, and wat would be some
advnatges/disadvantges of doing it in vb6 over ms access??
thanx

dev

Access is an application written to manage databases, VB is a general
purpose programming language. One has database functionality built in,
VB doesn't. One has an integrated report writer, the other uses Crystal
Reports. One requires the client to have Access or the developer needs
to purchase a developer's edition to create runtimes, the other doesn't
require everyone to have VB6 on their machines.

You might want to google your question. There's been many threads on
this topic.
Feb 17 '06 #2

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I agree with salad on this one, each has so many pros and cons so
here's a link to a white paper that was posted on this group elsewhere
giving the advantages AND disadvantages of Access over other database
technologies and programming tools. It's a bit of a read but well
worth it if you're toying with the idea of developing using different
technologies.

http://www.fmsinc.com/tpapers/genaccess/DBOD.asp

I found this very interesting so take a read.

All the best, Dean...

Feb 17 '06 #3

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If you're good at neither, it doesn't matter.
If you are good at one and not the other then that one will be better.
If you're good at both then you don't need advice.

Feb 17 '06 #4

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