Problem using DeviceToDesktop with VB6

Posted on 2002-04-09
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Last Modified: 2013-12-27

I've been using the DeviceToDesktop and DesktopToDevice api within vb6. Desktop to device works perfectly.

Unfortunately, DeviceToDesktop returns an error when I call it as follows :

lngRet = DEVICETODESKTOP(Desk.Text, "", False, True, Mob.Text)

The error I get is -2146824447. Both text boxes are filled in, with the correct path of an Access 2000 db and a pocket access db.

Anyone have any ideas why it could be failing?


Question by:JezzaKashel
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Expert Comment

ID: 6941340

Pocket Access Databases have the extension .cdb
Pocket SQL Databases have the extension .sdf

So when you reference them on the device make sure you use this extension rather than the desktop extensions.

Accepted Solution

eeyore7250 earned 300 total points
ID: 6941351
Error: -2146824447
Description:The destination table may already exist on the desktop and Overwrite was set to False, or Overwrite was set to True but the table is not allowed to be overwritten. A log file may also display.

Author Comment

ID: 6941467
Hi Eeyore

Thanks for the reply. Really don't know why it was happening, but the problem is now fixed. I'm sure it was a simple error that

Author Comment

ID: 6941468
Hi Eeyore

Thanks for the reply. Really don't know why it was happening, but the problem is now fixed. I'm sure it was a simple error that I didn't notice. The log file is very useful.



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