Solved

Making changes to a mde form or report

Posted on 1998-07-10
3
219 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-05
I need to make changes to a form or report in a mde file. I do not have the mdb database, but wish to copy and edit the forms. Is this possible?
0
Comment
Question by:misty062698
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:tomook
ID: 1976495
It may be possible (probably is, indirectly) to copy the design elements into another form, but you will not get any of the code.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:JHardway
ID: 1976496
Misty, the idea of an MDE file is to prevent the sort of thing you are trying to do.  The only way I know to successfully modify the file is to obtain the original MDB file (assuming the author kept a copy befor making it an MDE file).  Sorry, for the negative answer, but I believe your efforts will be frustrated.
Rick
0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
tomook earned 50 total points
ID: 1976497
I just spent some time looking. There is indeed an "end around run" which will allow copying controls and MOST of their properties. It will be a major pain to do even that much (except for those of us who have written commercial products to do much the same thing). You still will not get the code. There is only P-Code left in an MDE, and no way back to real code except writing a decompiler. The time it would take to do this could not be less than recreating the entire application you want to copy. I know this is not the answer you want to hear, but it is the answer for the question you asked.
0

Featured Post

Do You Know the 4 Main Threat Actor Types?

Do you know the main threat actor types? Most attackers fall into one of four categories, each with their own favored tactics, techniques, and procedures.

Join & Write a Comment

Introduction When developing Access applications, often we need to know whether an object exists.  This article presents a quick and reliable routine to determine if an object exists without that object being opened. If you wanted to inspect/ite…
Overview: This article:       (a) explains one principle method to cross-reference invoice items in Quickbooks®       (b) explores the reasons one might need to cross-reference invoice items       (c) provides a sample process for creating a M…
In Microsoft Access, when working with VBA, learn some techniques for writing readable and easily maintained code.
Polish reports in Access so they look terrific. Take yourself to another level. Equations, Back Color, Alternate Back Color. Write easy VBA Code. Tighten space to use less pages. Launch report from a menu, considering criteria only when it is filled…

744 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now