Converting API calls from Access 2.0 to Access 97

Posted on 2000-05-10
Last Modified: 2008-03-17
I am converting an application from Access 2.0 to Access 97.  I have found 2 API calls so far that use the MSAU200.DLL library.  The functions called are Update_GetFileName and Update_SplitPath.  So far, I can't find any help in determining if this library has an Access 97 equivalent.  Can anybody help?  Thanks in advance.
Question by:NJJim
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Expert Comment

ID: 2797208

I feel for you.  I pulled my hair out doing what you are doing.

The 3 .dll's I had to deal with were called:
Lib "User"
Lib "Kernel"
Lib "GDI"

I changed the code to use their 32 bit counterparts called:
Lib "User32"
Lib "Kernel32"
Lib "GDI32"

And I and changed "As Integer" to "As Long" in the Declarations.

Since then I found a Microsoft KB article that deals with this - I'll go back in my notes and see if I recorded it.


Accepted Solution

MacRena earned 50 total points
ID: 2797304

I found it.

This is the URL to the KB article on what you are trying to do.

Good luck,


Author Comment

ID: 2800036
Thanks, Mac.  Without your help I would probably be chasing my tail for another week.

I've seen this article before but I didn't originally see anything that I could make work.  Now that you've pointed me toward it again, I can see that the GetOpenFileName function from the comdlg32 library will probably work just fine.  At least I hope it will.

Expert Comment

ID: 2800343

I'm glad to help - and in that way repay the Experts who have moved me up the learning curve.
I'd like to hear your success (or otherwise) story when it's all said & done - that way the next guy who finds this thread can get a better foot up.

Good luck!


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