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How to build VB.NET Forms/Controls as easily as Access 2007 does?

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Is there a way in VB.NET to build a Form/Control as easily as Access
2007 does?
I built a small name and address application in Access 2007 and I was
surprised at what I was able to do without any code. Access Forms
allow a Datasheet (GridView) to show by setting a property (I have
mine set to Datasheet on Top). Pretty sweet and easy.
I am a seasoned programmer (over 20 years) but I am a newbie to VB.NET
2005. Our company brought in some VB.NET programmers and they split
the Forms and the Gridview into their own controls with each having
hundreds of lines of code to implement. Looking at it from the outside
I think how can Access do this with no code and we have to use
hundreds of line of code.
Is there also a spot were code could be posted that can be critiqued?
I would think this newsgroup would be a good spot except the
formatting of the code would get lost along with it being hundreds of
line of code.
Or does someone well structured code that can be reviewed that does
CRUD?
A whole application would be nice.
Aug 9 '08 #1
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Is there a way in VB.NET to build a Form/Control as easily as Access
2007 does?
I built a small name and address application in Access 2007 and I was
surprised at what I was able to do without any code. Access Forms
allow a Datasheet (GridView) to show by setting a property (I have
mine set to Datasheet on Top). Pretty sweet and easy.
I am a seasoned programmer (over 20 years) but I am a newbie to VB.NET
2005. Our company brought in some VB.NET programmers and they split
the Forms and the Gridview into their own controls with each having
hundreds of lines of code to implement. Looking at it from the outside
I think how can Access do this with no code and we have to use
hundreds of line of code.
Is there also a spot were code could be posted that can be critiqued?
I would think this newsgroup would be a good spot except the
formatting of the code would get lost along with it being hundreds of
line of code.
Or does someone well structured code that can be reviewed that does
CRUD?
A whole application would be nice.
I have two comments, neither of which is meant as a personal affront.
1. Have you looked at any beginners tutorials where you simply drag a table
from a data source onto your form and a fully functional datagrid appears?
2. When you mention "I built a small name and address application in Access
2007 and I was surprised at what I was able to do without any code." The
operative word is small. Access is designed for single user/ small workgroup
applications. I'll guess that the work you refer to as requiring "hundreds
of lines of code" is part of a large scale application?

Here's a book that targets VS 2005 and VB that takes you from the basics and
explains the why's of adding code to gain full control to database
applications:

http://catalogs.mhhe.com/mhhe/viewPr...sbn=0073304441

Aug 9 '08 #2

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