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VB.Net DB apps made easy?

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Is there a way (or a tool for $500 to a $1000) to make developing VB.Net
database applications as easy as Access? I'm sure it's lots of fun to learn
the intricacies of datareaders, dataAdapters, datasets, etc. but I'd rather
spend my time making an application. Does anyone know of a tool / addin to
make this possible?

Thanks!
Nov 20 '05 #1
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You are kidding right?

Doing the databsets, dataadapters et all this is "making an application".

:(

"Cameron Frasnelly" <[spam]ne***********@premierwestbank.com> wrote in
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Is there a way (or a tool for $500 to a $1000) to make developing VB.Net
database applications as easy as Access? I'm sure it's lots of fun to learn the intricacies of datareaders, dataAdapters, datasets, etc. but I'd rather spend my time making an application. Does anyone know of a tool / addin to make this possible?

Thanks!

Nov 20 '05 #2

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Give me a spec. For $1K I'll write it : )

Seriously though, the methodology jump between Access and VB.NET is
unfortunately difficult just as the jump between Access and VB6 was. But
once you take the jump, it's a lot easier than you think.

Also, you still have access to DAO 3.6 Library if you want it. Importing
this library, you can do your data access stuff in the same fashion as you
most likely did with Access.

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Justin Weinberg
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"Cameron Frasnelly" <[spam]ne***********@premierwestbank.com> wrote in
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Is there a way (or a tool for $500 to a $1000) to make developing VB.Net
database applications as easy as Access? I'm sure it's lots of fun to learn the intricacies of datareaders, dataAdapters, datasets, etc. but I'd rather spend my time making an application. Does anyone know of a tool / addin to make this possible?

Thanks!

Nov 20 '05 #3

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Cameron,
Right now the closest tool I know about is Visual Studio.NET.

The next version VS.NET 2004 (Whidbey) appears to be closer then the current
version, however Whidbey is still in beta.

For hints of what Whidbey is going to be able to do for you, check out the
videos at:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/whidbey/

Hope this helps
Jay
"Cameron Frasnelly" <[spam]ne***********@premierwestbank.com> wrote in
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Is there a way (or a tool for $500 to a $1000) to make developing VB.Net
database applications as easy as Access? I'm sure it's lots of fun to learn the intricacies of datareaders, dataAdapters, datasets, etc. but I'd rather spend my time making an application. Does anyone know of a tool / addin to make this possible?

Thanks!

Nov 20 '05 #4

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Thanks all... I'll keep plugging away. Also, I found a tool at
ironspeed.com that looks like it might hide all the unnecessary stuff...
thanks again!

"Cameron Frasnelly" <[spam]ne***********@premierwestbank.com> wrote in
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Is there a way (or a tool for $500 to a $1000) to make developing VB.Net
database applications as easy as Access? I'm sure it's lots of fun to learn the intricacies of datareaders, dataAdapters, datasets, etc. but I'd rather spend my time making an application. Does anyone know of a tool / addin to make this possible?

Thanks!

Nov 20 '05 #5

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WOW!!!! Whidbey is exactly what I want!!!!!

"Jay B. Harlow [MVP - Outlook]" <Ja********@email.msn.com> wrote in message
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Cameron,
Right now the closest tool I know about is Visual Studio.NET.

The next version VS.NET 2004 (Whidbey) appears to be closer then the current version, however Whidbey is still in beta.

For hints of what Whidbey is going to be able to do for you, check out the
videos at:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/whidbey/

Hope this helps
Jay
"Cameron Frasnelly" <[spam]ne***********@premierwestbank.com> wrote in
message news:Ol*************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
Is there a way (or a tool for $500 to a $1000) to make developing VB.Net
database applications as easy as Access? I'm sure it's lots of fun to

learn
the intricacies of datareaders, dataAdapters, datasets, etc. but I'd

rather
spend my time making an application. Does anyone know of a tool / addin

to
make this possible?

Thanks!


Nov 20 '05 #6

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* "Cameron Frasnelly" <[spam]ne***********@premierwestbank.com> scripsit:
WOW!!!! Whidbey is exactly what I want!!!!!


Whidbey will be a bestseller...

;-)))

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Herfried K. Wagner
MVP VB Classic, VB.NET
<http://www.mvps.org/dotnet>

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Nov 20 '05 #7

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Hello Cameron

In about 15 days, I have a DataServices code generator going into beta
testing. It's been almost a year in the making. If you are interested in
getting on the beta, drop me a line. Oh, by the way, its for SQL-Server and
VB.Net only.

Ibrahim Malluf
ib******@malluf.com

"Cameron Frasnelly" <[spam]ne***********@premierwestbank.com> wrote in
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Is there a way (or a tool for $500 to a $1000) to make developing VB.Net
database applications as easy as Access? I'm sure it's lots of fun to learn the intricacies of datareaders, dataAdapters, datasets, etc. but I'd rather spend my time making an application. Does anyone know of a tool / addin to make this possible?

Thanks!

Nov 20 '05 #8

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