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Access™ 2007 VBA Programmer's Reference by Armen Stein, Geoffrey Griffith, Rob Cooper, Teresa Hennig

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21.5. Summary

The Access Developers Extensions (ADE) for Microsoft Access 2007 provides several very useful tools for building Access applications. In this chapter, you explored four useful features included in the ADE for Access developers: the Access Redistributable Runtime, the Package Wizard, Save as Template, and Source Code Control support. Versions of Microsoft Office XP and lower afforded Access developers permission to distribute the Access Runtime only by purchasing the Developer edition. With the release of Microsoft Access 2003 and introduction of the ADE, the Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) product included several new features for Access developers. For Microsoft Office Access 2007, the ADE includes even more great tools than ever before. These tools can greatly enhance your capability to quickly produce professional, high- quality software products.

Before you go off to build and deploy Access database solutions around the world, be sure you understand all of the options available in the ADE for making your solutions perfect. A little research, planning and experimentation with the ADE tools will pay off in long-term development cost savings and reduce potential problems down the road. Not only does the ADE help build professional, easily deployable Access database solutions, but it also helps improve the overall Access development experience by providing source code control support. The ADE is truly a nice tool set for Access developers of any experience ...

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