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By shooey ·
Being new to programming does it make more sense to stick just to Access, or try to learn VB and Access at the same time.

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by M.R.Chambers In reply to VB and Access

This depends upon what you wish to do: if you want to database-related programming, I strongly recommend looking into the programming capabilities of MS Access (ie VBA). This will be able to cover pretty much any programming solution you would needfor databases. On the other hand, if you want to go into application-type programming, learn VB.
I have done extensive database work, and like to think that I know VBA programming quite well. I am only just now learning VB. VB has a fair bit of database related coding, but personally, if you're after database programming, I'd recommend learning about Access.

Hope that helps,
M.R.Chambers

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by shooey In reply to VB and Access

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by lump_16 In reply to VB and Access

I recently have learned Visual Basic and found it to be realatively easy once I got the hang of it. If you can get the hang of it quickly then go ahead and learn it.
Otherwise jsut stick to working on learning Access and learn VB later on.

I havn't taken any Access classes yet so I can't really comment on how hard it would be to learn both at the same time.

Good Luck,
Brian Wright
Computer Information Systems student
Terra Community College
Fremont, Ohio

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by shooey In reply to VB and Access

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by cal In reply to VB and Access

Shooey, (If that is your real name) :)

Since Access's built-in language is VBA, if you are doing any programming at all (other than painting screens and reports) you will have to learn some VB. Whether or not you make the jump to full blown VB depends on your goals. Are you trying to build a database? Is this a single project or are you trying to become a programmer.

If you are building a simple desktop tool for your own use, I would say you could skip learning VB and concentrate on whatyou want the program to do. If, OTOH, you are wanting to become a programmer, then you should concentrate on VB as it will be what you use the most if you get a job programming. (Ok, actually, you need to concentrate on the fundamentals of programming and thinking in algorithms instead of picking databases and languages... but that's another story.)

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by shooey In reply to VB and Access

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by BigFish In reply to VB and Access

Learn Both! Access usability is fully realized with the use of VBA. The trick to learning VB is to start with topics that are going to be of a benefit to both platforms. Access works great with DAO but is lacking with ADO, so learn ADO in VB and port code to Access. Another example is that I develop all of my classes in VB and port the applicable class to Access. I recently wrote a DAO access class in VB and with little work ported it to Access 97. My suboridinate now has both of these classes at his disposal. The final work - in real life there is not a lot of difference between Access development and VB development when you are working with data. It really comes down to the GUI tools that you are working with.

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by srobertson In reply to VB and Access

Learn Both, however try to learn VB as a priority. Once you've learnt VB, All you will really need to learn for Access are the Access specific object codes. You will then also be a step ahead with Excel & Word and halfway to a real programming language.

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