CHAPTER 12Getting Started with .NET Tools

Many Access developers and power users occasionally need to use Microsoft Access data without actually using Access as the front end. For example, you may have a requirement to make data available on the Internet or for a web-based data collection form. Often, the time you have to complete such small-scale applications is usually short, while the learning curve required to develop them could be long, given the languages and development environments involved.

The Microsoft Express set of free software applications can be used to meet your needs for small one-off projects without requiring you to learn languages such as VB .NET, ASP, or formal VB to any great depth. Express Editions are advertised by Microsoft ...

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