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Understanding the Access Runtime Engine

Many developers don't understand what Access has to offer out of the box and what the Microsoft Office XP Developer (MOD) tools can add to the picture. They often tell me, “I can't develop applications in Access because my company refuses to buy each user a copy of Access,” or “I'm going to buy the MOD so that I can compile my applications with the MOD tools.” These are just two of the many misconceptions about exactly what the MOD tools do and don't have to offer.

Features of the MOD

You do not need to buy a separate product to create runtime versions of your Access applications. As a developer, you will likely buy the MOD edition of Office, which includes Office Premium and a host of additional components. ...

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