Understanding Runtime Mode

When Access starts in runtime mode, it does not allow the user to access the Navigation pane or to use any of the built-in ribbons. Therefore, the user can only run your application, not edit any of the objects. As you might expect, many keystrokes are also unavailable, such as pressing F11 to show the Navigation pane or pressing Ctrl+Break to halt Microsoft Visual Basic code execution. You can obtain additional tools and a license to freely distribute runtime versions of your applications by downloading the Access 2010 Runtime Tools from Microsoft’s website. In versions of Access before Access 2007, you had to purchase the developer tools and runtime extensions separately. The big news is that for Access 2010, Microsoft ...

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