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CHECKING AND NOTIFYING USERS OF A NEW VERSION

When you're dealing with a large number of installations, it's not always feasible to try to personally update everyone's local machine with the most current version of the front end. Even letting users know that a new version is available with a network message doesn't always do the job. Users don't always tend to pay attention to network or system messages—although they're quick to call when the application blows up.

What you can do to take care of this situation is to build version checking into the startup routine. This is what section 9 of the ap_AppInit() function is all about:

 '-- Section 9: Check the version of the front end, '-- and point to a new one if necessary Set dbNet = OpenDatabase(pstrBackEndPath ...

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