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Access database to a Windows store app? RRS feed

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  • Hi all,

    As a company, we are beginning to explore the Windows store and the steps needed to create an app.  Currently, our software is built with a front-end (UI) & back-end of MS Access with the optional upgraded back-end of Sequel Server.  We still intend to sell our software in those formats but would like to offer several modules (POS, basic production mgmt. features) as touch-screen add-ons bought (or just downloaded) in the Windows store.  It may be helpful to note that we are in the process of researching to process to offer a cloud-based option of our software.

    To give some brief background, we are a 15 year old company that specializes in real-time inventory and production management.  Our current industries range from mom-and-pop retail stores to multi-national agri-businesses.  With that said, you can imagine the amount of code we have written in VB.  Anything to make this process painless (or even possible) would be wonderful. 

    Again, any and all suggestions on possible routes of converting, linking, or developing our software would be greatly appreciated!

    • Moved by George Hua Thursday, October 24, 2013 9:54 AM Windows store apps issue
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 9:36 PM

Answers

  • if you can run the database on a seperate server, exposing the data with webservices then the app can contact to those webservices.

    There is no out of the box support to connect with the access database file itself.


    Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer - Windows Store Apps Using C#

    Thursday, October 24, 2013 10:02 AM

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  • Hi,

    Since this question is more related to Windows Store apps, I have moved this thread on Building Windows Store apps with C# or VB forum for more effective responses.

    Thank you for your understanding.


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    • Edited by George Hua Thursday, October 24, 2013 9:54 AM
    Thursday, October 24, 2013 9:53 AM
  • if you can run the database on a seperate server, exposing the data with webservices then the app can contact to those webservices.

    There is no out of the box support to connect with the access database file itself.


    Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer - Windows Store Apps Using C#

    Thursday, October 24, 2013 10:02 AM