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Importing an Access form to a VB form

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Hi,
Is there a way to import the forms created in MS Access to VB ? I have an application created in Access. It has some forms created using Access Forms designer. I wanted to import thosed forms to VB. Is there a direct way to do this, Or I need to redraw the form in VB again and recode it in VB. Any ideas ?
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There are third party applications that will convert Access to VB. Otherwise, you'll need to do it the old way: By hand.

Do a search on the internet for 'convert Access to VB.'

Cheers,

ADawn
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Here is the Microsoft approach.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnima00/html/convert.asp

And if you want to pay $395 for every 5 converted databases(please do not do this one):

http://www.diamondedge.com/products/Convert-Access-to-VB.html

I've got some other tricks somewhere - I'll keep looking.

Wileecoy.

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Here's a couple more...

Only $99

http://www.qwerks.com/product.asp?ProductID=1755

VBExtras

http://www.vbxtras.com/Product.asp?ProductID=2499

Did I mention the Microsoft one is free????

Hope this helps.

Wileecoy.
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A free wizard to convert an Access form to VB.
The FormToVB Export Wizard makes it possible to export an Access form to a Visual Basic form file, which can then be opened in Visual Basic 5.0. FormToVB Export Wizard is implemented as an easy-to-use add-in for Access 97, which can be enabled at any time from the Tools menu. The main purpose of this utility is to ease the process of migrating Access applications or prototypes to the Visual Basic programming environment. This update introduces support for option groups, bound forms, and bound OLE controls, plus some bug fixes.

This wizard is available for download from CNet at http://download.cnet.com/downloads/0-10091-100-883686.html?tag=st.dl.10001-103-1.lst-7-1.883686
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