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MS Access 2010 64bit: No add-ins available

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I'm getting no Add-ins in the Add-in manager in MS (MicroSoft) Access 2010 64 bit-version.
Where did they all go? I installed from valid optical media and from a download (first).

I've ticked "Run all on machine" options when MS Access 2010 was installed. Windows 8, but the problem is the same on a server with Sever 2008 R2.

Anyone? If no help then I'm back to Windows XP and Server 2003. I can't use months and years to figure this out now. I have one week.

Unfortunately: The MicroSoft installer insisted on removing all other MicroSoft Office programs (earlier, licensed, versions) from my systems - so I'm unable to paste the screenshot into an appropriate MS document (and upload it to you). Sorry MS (MicroSoft): Very bad customer service. To disable software to users that have payed for access to it - then you are in trouble. Sorry - that is a fact. Please reply Now. I'm using it for my employer (The National Veterinaty Institute in Oslo).


Hope the PDF will do the job.
Esxter95kl--errr4.pdf
Exterr2errorMS-Access-2010.pdf
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Look at this link in its entirety and see if it helps resolve your problem:
    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4653436/how-to-visual-studio-add-in-manager
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No points, concur with mpfister.

Even MS recommends installing the 32 bit version of Office unless you absolutely need the large number capacity of Excel 2010.  Very few of the Windows APIs (without modification) or ActiveX controls will work with the 64 bit edition of Office 2010.
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Ditto what fyed said; unless you have a very specific reason for using 64 bit Office, don't.

No points please.

Jim.
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That is very annoying. I was not aware of that when I bought it. I bought it for VBA programming and use Add-ins all the time.
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Hi again.

I now have aquired, payed for, an additional Access 2010 32 bit version as suggested, but the problem is the same. No add-ins are shown in the "Add-in manager". Where are they now then?

I had to remove the 64 bit version from my system in order to be able to install the 32 bit version.
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by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
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Which add-ins are you looking for?

To the best of my knowledge, there are no add-ins for Access installed out-of-the-box; you must identify them and install them yourself.  I believe MZTools and Find & Replace both fall into this category.

Do you mean ActiveX controls?
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<< now have aquired, payed for, an additional Access 2010 32 bit version as suggested, but the problem is the same. No add-ins are shown in the "Add-in manager". Where are they now then?>>

  And just to be clear, that effort was not wasted...there is virtually nothing available for 64 bit as of right now.

Jim.
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Hi. I had a ton of add-ins in my previous installs on Windows XP progress-bars, menues, web-browser plugins etc that I used for work. They were available to install by default. Why are they not on Windows 8? I have installed everything available from the Access-installation package to run from my computer - and no Add-ins are available. The list is blank. There are non in the Office Add-ins folder either. Is it a separate plugin i have to install? I can't recall it used to be like that.

So: Do I have to continue with XP then?
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<<Hi. I had a ton of add-ins in my previous installs on Windows XP progress-bars, menues, web-browser plugins etc that I used for work. They were available to install by default.>>

 As has been said, it depends on what those add-in's were.  There are no add-ins that come with Access by default.

 They may have shown up in Access automatically when you installed them else where, but they would not have been part of the Access iteself.

 Also, some componets that came with Office/Access in earlier versions are no longer avilable such as the Office Web Browser control.  They may have been replaced with something else.

 Then there are others that have been added, such as the calendar pick control and PDF plugin (and the PDF plugin is a seperate install).

 If you can give us a specific add-in or control that your missing, we can offer some more detail.

Jim.
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Has anyone taken a look at the reference I provided?  Among other info, it contains the following link.  I am not sure why this info is not being considered as relevant.    

http://www.mztools.com/articles/2008/MZ2008001.aspx
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@pdb

That link you just gave is for Visual Studio, not VBA.  They handle add-ins differently.

Jim.
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@ Jim,
Thanks for the clarification.   From the following (and previous) reference, it appears that the add-ins could be added via VS, and subsequently called from VS using VBA.  

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ss11825b.aspx

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Combining VBA Solutions and Office Solutions Created by Using Visual Studio

You can call VBA code from Office solutions created by using Visual Studio, and you can also call code in Office solutions created by using Visual Studio from VBA. The specific technique differs depending on whether your Office solution is an application-level add-in or a document-level customization. For more information, see Calling Code in Application-Level Add-ins from Other Office Solutions and Combining VBA and Document-Level Customizations.

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This reference appears to have links to downloadable samples.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj157272.aspx
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