Suggestions for free MsAccess VBA add-in

JoeBlack1980
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Dear all,

Does anyone has suggestions for free MsAccess VBA add-in 's that would ease the development process of a project.
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Top Expert 2006
Commented:
What do you want ease with? Generally everything? Addins dont think will help you much. There are some to help do things for you.

Depending on what you want to do it might be better to look at code examples. Reason for this is you yourself improve by learning the code or learning how to use it.

this is a good site to learn some of the basics http://www.functionx.com/vbaccess/Lesson01.htm

if you want sample code on a more complex nature, look here http://www.freevbcode.com/ Code is classic vb but can be easily adapted to vba, usually with no tweaks

and of course the mvps website with lots of good code examples http://www.mvps.org/access/



Top Expert 2006
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this is a good site for more code examples http://www.peterssoftware.com/
and a collection of links to websites offering more here http://www.computerliteracy.co.uk/links-access.htm
DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems Analyst
Top Expert 2007
Commented:
AddIns ... absolutely:

Must Have AddIn:
http://mztools.com/v3/mztools3.aspx

Good list of Add-Ins:
http://www.team-moeller.de/en/?Add-Ins

All time #1 must have AddIn (almost free - pays for itself in first use):
http://www.rickworld.com/products.html#Find%20and%20Replace%209.0

Very cool and free AddIn:
http://www.oaltd.co.uk/Indenter/Default.htm

Not specifically AddIn's per se, but all free and off the chart:

http://www.lebans.com

http://www.everythingaccess.com/tutorials.asp?ID=A-new-method-for-disabling-the-Mouse-Scroll-Wheel-in-Access-forms

And as rocki noted, PetersSoftware has several free tools ... scroll down on the home page to 'Free Downloads:'

More references:

http://www.fmsinc.com/MicrosoftAccess/help.html

http://allenbrowne.com/Access2007.html

http://www.fmsinc.com/TPapers/#CurrentAccess

http://www.mvps.org/access/

http://www.vb123.com/

http://www.fontstuff.com/access/

How to create add in:
http://www.databasedev.co.uk/access-add-ins.html

I find AddIn's very helpful.  I have and use all the ones I listed, as well as having created several of my own.

I'm probably forgetting a few ... I will keep looking ..

mx
Jeffrey CoachmanMIS Liason
Most Valuable Expert 2012
Commented:
II'm with rockiroads:  
   <What do you want ease with?>

  "ease the development process of a project."
    ...is a very broad request.

"Project Development" encompass many different aspects:
Normalization
Design Requirements
UI Design
Technologies available
Financial constraints
Restrictions
Testing
Documentation
Deployment
...etc

Remember, that if "Free" and "Add-in" are your criterion, ...then you are severely limiting yourself.
Also, MX states, some great developer tools are not free, or even addins at all.
;-)

Finally, IMHO, having a seasoned Access developer as a Mentor is the best "Add-in" you can invest in.

;-)

JeffCoachman

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