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By junething ·
Its a general question, but since I'm new at this, I have to ask.

I would like to know if Visual Basic Programming is a generic language, if so, what about using VB in Access???

In line with that question, if I want to program in VB, do I need the VB v.6??? or can i use the one that comes with the Access???

My ultimate goal would be have an intranet for my database, and if someone could give me a helpful directions to do more research on it, that would be great. I'm using IIS 5.0 with Win2k Server and Access 2000. I know for dynamic html, it uses ASP, I know html, but not ASP.

Thanks for the help.

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by MedievalDude In reply to Visual Basic

The VB in Access is VBA - that is "Visual Basic for Applications". You can also buy Visual Basic itself and use that as a programming language. The difference is that VBA is intended for that specific application, such as Access (I think some of the other office applications use VBA as well). You don't need version 6.0 of Visual Basic to program in VB, but prior versions don't have as much functionality, and I'm not sure you can even purchase anything prior to 6.0. You would use Visual Basic to make stand-alone programs for the desktop environment (.exe executable files) or even .dll's for either desktop or as COM (Component Object Model) components for use with desktop applications or even web pages.

Now, after that brief introduction, let's look at what you want to do. For intranet pages that interact with your Access database, you would create Active Server Pages, probably utilizing VBScript as the underlying language for all the dynamic portions of the page, and you would use ADO (ActiveX Data Objects) to access your database. I think what you need are some good websites to help you learn the basics of ASP (which is not a language in itself - just the type of page produced) so that you can make a data-driven Intranet.
(get rid of any spaces that show up in the following URL's)

http://www.learnasp.com/learnasp/
http://www.aspfaqs.com/aspfaqs/
http://www.asp101.com/
http://www.aspalliance.com/default.aspx

Hang in there! It's a little awkward at first, but you should be able to do the basics in no time. Let me know if you have further questions or problems.

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by junething In reply to Visual Basic

Thanks again

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by junething In reply to Visual Basic

Point value changed by question poster. Thanks for the answer, I thought I was going to die with VBA for database. I've increased the points to reflect your answer. Thanks again.

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