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How to make programs that allow plugins

daniel aristidou
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Hi guys...i was wondering how to make programs that allow plugins.... and how to create a plugin for my program.
can anyone help me......also do plugins have to be written in the same programming language? as the program?
Jul 5 '08 #1
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debasisdas
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what sort of program you are designing ?
Jul 7 '08 #2

daniel aristidou
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well i dont have a specific program .... however i would like to be able to make add ins for a database......which will allow the user new reports ect without having to update the database.....
Jul 8 '08 #3

debasisdas
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I didn't get you.

What do you mean by add ins for a database...... ???

You are designing an application or database ?
Jul 8 '08 #4

daniel aristidou
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Well its a database.
With forms....created in vb........ sql backend
i want to use add ins for printing.......so a user can download a new addin if they want it..... and use it to print special reports that add in provides...
Jul 8 '08 #5

Ali Rizwan
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ll the addons provide different printing styles or anything else?????

>> ALI <<
Jul 27 '08 #6

daniel aristidou
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ll the addons provide different printing styles or anything else?????

>> ALI <<
Sorry took long time to reply.......holiday :)
Yep.......
Diff print styles...but more importantly a different analysis of data.
Aug 5 '08 #7

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Hi
I believe that you can write an app as an mdb file then change extension to mba and then add it into Access.
Check out http://www.databasedev.co.uk/access-add-ins.html

In the past I have also resorted to writing a report or two in a separate app linked to the main database. Can get untidy if there are many such reports needed but useful if you want to restrict who has the new report without invoking user level security.

S7
Aug 5 '08 #8

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