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Office Access 2003 Developer Extensions - Do i need other software to run this? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

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    Thanks

    Liew

    Thursday, January 14, 2016 1:36 AM

Answers

  • Hi Liew,

    >> Do i need other software to run this?
    If you have installed it from Visual Studio Tools for Office System software package, I think you do not need any other software.

    The link below might be useful to you:
    # Microsoft Office Access 2003 Developer Extensions and Visual Studio 2005
    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/c9c41a41-e4f9-4706-8140-444bf6acb57e/microsoft-office-access-2003-developer-extensions-and-visual-studio-2005?forum=vsto

    Best Regards,

    Edward


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    Friday, January 15, 2016 2:25 AM
  • Access 2003 being rather old now, but if memory serves me correct, the developer extensions at that time included the Access runtime + a packaging wizard.

    Quite sure I this context, Visual Studio was not a factor, nor part of the mix (nor is required).

    So the developer extensions provided a means to package up the Access runtime which means the resulting Access application could be installed on machines without Access, nor the end user having to purchase Access.

    While back in 2003, the developer extensions were quite expensive and were a “separate” purchase from office/Access, no such additional purchase is now necessary.

    Since Access 2007, the same developer tools are now free.

    While Access 2013 and 2016 don’t include the packaging wizard anymore (that allowed one to create an install). The runtime edition of Access continues to be available as a free download.

    This “free” copy of the Access runtime is thus available to allow users to run your application without having to purchase Access.

    So, if I have the context correct of the 2003 developer extensions, the simple answer is “no”, you don’t need anything else except Access.

    Regards,

    Albert D. Kallal (Access MVP)

    Edmonton, Alberta Canada

    Saturday, January 16, 2016 12:09 AM

All replies

  • Hi Liew,

    >> Do i need other software to run this?
    If you have installed it from Visual Studio Tools for Office System software package, I think you do not need any other software.

    The link below might be useful to you:
    # Microsoft Office Access 2003 Developer Extensions and Visual Studio 2005
    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/c9c41a41-e4f9-4706-8140-444bf6acb57e/microsoft-office-access-2003-developer-extensions-and-visual-studio-2005?forum=vsto

    Best Regards,

    Edward


    We are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time. Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.
    Click HERE to participate the survey.


    Friday, January 15, 2016 2:25 AM
  • Access 2003 being rather old now, but if memory serves me correct, the developer extensions at that time included the Access runtime + a packaging wizard.

    Quite sure I this context, Visual Studio was not a factor, nor part of the mix (nor is required).

    So the developer extensions provided a means to package up the Access runtime which means the resulting Access application could be installed on machines without Access, nor the end user having to purchase Access.

    While back in 2003, the developer extensions were quite expensive and were a “separate” purchase from office/Access, no such additional purchase is now necessary.

    Since Access 2007, the same developer tools are now free.

    While Access 2013 and 2016 don’t include the packaging wizard anymore (that allowed one to create an install). The runtime edition of Access continues to be available as a free download.

    This “free” copy of the Access runtime is thus available to allow users to run your application without having to purchase Access.

    So, if I have the context correct of the 2003 developer extensions, the simple answer is “no”, you don’t need anything else except Access.

    Regards,

    Albert D. Kallal (Access MVP)

    Edmonton, Alberta Canada

    Saturday, January 16, 2016 12:09 AM