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Programming Tools
UPDATED! (March, 2017)
The Forms Instance Manager (FIM) Class Object – is a programming tool to overcome the major obstacles associated with using instanced forms – difficulty controlling the lifetime of an instanced form, and the inability to reliably refer to a form instance through the VBA host application's Forms collection.

FIM is designed for MS Access or other MS Office applications that support instanced forms. The FIM demonstraton database contains the complete class module's source code, documentation, and examples showing how to use the Forms Instance Manager. (more…)
Forms Instance Manager Class (ZIP file)

Forms Instance Manager Class Documentation (PDF)
Time Management & Tracking
UPDATED!
(April, 2017)
Projects/Work Time Log – The Projects/Work Time Log application is designed for anyone who wants or needs to keep track of the time spent on various tasks and various projects (such as for hourly billing, or just to analyze how their work time is spent). New features include a Time Card report, and code to help users validate task start and end times.

Projects/Work Time Log demonstrates a basic turnkey-style application in MS Access (2007 & later) – as well as clean and effective design for VBA code, data structures, and a customized user interface. (more…)
Projects/Work Time Log (ZIP)
Programming Tools
(Nov, 2014)
MSH Library - Attachments – a VBA code library to add, remove, copy, view, and export the contents of MS Access Attachment fields. (more…) MSH Library - Attachments (ZIP)

Attachments Library Documentation (PDF)
Programming Tools
(Nov, 2014)
MSH Library - Tools And Utilities – a VBA code library containing basic tools to validate data, confirm actions, convert units of measurement, open Forms or Reports in an external .accdb database, sort arrays and lists, work with disk files and file paths, control the MS Access UI, check the existence of tables, and others. (more…) MSH Library - Tools And Utilities (ZIP)

Tools And Utilities Library Documentation (PDF)
Programming Tools
(Nov, 2014)
MSH Library - MS Office Automation – VBA tools to facilitate controlling other MS Office applications (MS Excel, MS Word, and MS Outlook) under control of code running in MS Access. Open and save Workbooks, create PDF files from worksheets; open and create Word documents, insert text, create mail-merge databases, execute mail-merges; create new e-mails in Outlook, and save, display, or send them. (more…) MSH Library - MS Office Automation (ZIP)

MS Office Automation Library Documentation (PDF)
Programming Tools
(Nov, 2014)
MSH Library - External Table Mgmt. – a VBA code library to work with linked tables – test their validity and re-link them as needed. (more…) MSH Library - External Table Mgmt (ZIP)

External Table Mgmt Library Documentation (PDF)
Programming Tools
(Nov, 2014)
MSH Library - Progress And Info Display – tools to display a "progress meter" and information display form to keep your application's users informed of the progress of lengthy tasks. Displays information in a popup/modal Form to prevent users from using either the application interface or the MS Access interface, so that users can't interrupt a process until it is complete. (more…) MSH Library - Progress And Info Display (ZIP)

Progress And Info Display Library Documentation (PDF)
Programming Tools
(Nov, 2014)
MSH Library - Configuration And Setup – tools for implementing a system to store, retrieve, and modify Configuration and Setup information in your application. (more…) MSH Library - Config And Setup (ZIP)

Config And Setup Library Documentation (PDF)

Download Directions

  1. Click the Download Link for the application you want. Your browser will display a file download dialog box.
  2. Save the .zip file to any location on your hard drive.
  3. When the download is complete, follow these steps:
    1. Browse to the .zip file you saved in step 2.
    2. Right-click the .zip file, and choose "Extract All" from the right-click menu.
    3. Follow the prompts in the Extraction Wizard to extract the .accdb file.
  4. Browse to the .accdb you extracted from the zip file and double-click it.
  5. Windows will launch MS Access and open the database application.
  6. Unless you have extracted the .accdb file to a "trusted" location (as defined in your MS Access local configuration), you will see a security warning message under the MS Access ribbon.
  7. Click the Enable Content button (or the Options button, depending on your version of Office) to allow execution of the VBA code in the demonstration database.

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