Sunday, February 29, 2004

Ezy Data Justed posted v.411 of the Beta.
XPCalendar: a free XP-Style DatePicker .OCX I was searching for a DatePicker Control on my hard drive and re-discovered a control I had downloaded a while back. I can't even recall where I found it. It is an excellent control that seems to work fine in Access and looks good. The download included a sample VB6 project. I have packaged all the files into a .zip file that you can download, and added a COM Help file for the .ocx, which I created using the excellent freeware product, HelpKit COM Assistant, which makes documentation of COM .ocx/dll files a breeze. The control was designed in VB6 and requires the VB6 Run-time Files, which should already exist on most Windows installs, and you will need to register the .ocx using regsvr32.exe. You can check the dependencies with another free app, Dependency Walker.

Friday, February 27, 2004

Welcome to the Access Extra WebLog This blog replaces the Access Extra Newsletter from Download back copies of the Newsletter by clicking the link under Archives.

Access Toolbar Icons Under WinXP your old custom Access toolbar icons may appear with a gray background, and changing the background in an image editor to match WinXP is likely to remove transparency under pre-XP Windows. After some fiddling, I discovered that if you use the otherwise primitive Access native toolbar icon editor to apply a transparent background for an icon, the background will be transparent in all flavors of Windows.

Access/Office Service Packs
Office XP
Access 2002: Jet 4.0 Service Pack 7
Access 2000: Jet 4.0 Service Pack 7
Office 2000
Office 2000 Developer
Office 97

Gantt Charts in Access Some interesting articles and code on creating Gannt charts/reports in Access:;en-us;254008

Useful Access links Access Links on SoMuch.Com
Developer Fusion VBA Code Bank
DeltaSitez File Archives
for hard to find .dll's and .ocx's