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Microsoft Access Tools Available for Download:

KeyedAccess
NEW IN VERSION 4: Access 64-bit support patch now available!

ShrinkerStretcher
Rescale your Microsoft Access forms, fonts, and controls to fit any screen resolution. NEW IN VERSION 11:

Selector
Multi-purpose record and value selection form - incorporate it into your Microsoft Access application to handle all of your selection needs. NEW IN VERSION 4: Customizing options, Access 2013 and 2010 support.

Halp
An integrated help authoring and display tool for Microsoft Access applications. Makes it easy to create help content without an external program. Includes rich text formatting in Access 2007 / 2010 / 2013!

LetterMerger
Merge Microsoft Access data and letter templates without the use of an external word processor. Makes it easy for end users to maintain their own letter text. NEW IN VERSION 2: Rich text formatting in Access 2007 / 2010!

Drag-N-Dropper
Drag and drop data between Microsoft Access text controls, or re-order list box items with this add-in. NEW IN VERSION 5: Continuous form support!

VelociForm
NEW IN VERSION 1.1: Access 2010 Support - 32-bit and 64-bit!

Navigation Pane Relief - Version 2.0 is here!
A colorful alternative to the Microsoft Access Navigation Pane (and the Database Window). Features flexible layout, easy organization of objects, and double-click access to VBA procedures. NEW IN VERSION 2: 'Copy & Design' action on double-click.

LASsie - Version 5 is here!
Light Application Security for Microsoft Access - Add simplified form, report, control, and record level security to your Microsoft Access application with this add-on. NEW IN VERSION 5: Access 2010 Support - 32-bit and 64-bit!

CenterIt
Center controls on Access forms at any screen resolution or form window size.

Button Painter
Add smooth gradient colors to your command buttons and allow for button color changes in response to mouse movement and mouse clicks with this Microsoft Access add-in.

Cub Editor
Easily create and modify report layouts with this intuitive Microsoft Access report wizard. NEW IN VERSION 2: "Quick Report" feature generates a report with 3 mouse clicks!

A Better Switchboard
Incorporate the next generation of switchboards into your application! These switchboards have web-page-like menus with rollover effects, expanding list/treeview-style menus, and additional functionality.

Moe (Mouse Over Effects)
Enhance your Microsoft Access forms with intuitive rollover-type effects that react to the presence of the mouse cursor.

Cub Reporter
Expand the capabilities of your Microsoft Access reports by adding dynamic, reusable criteria, and sorting parameters. NEW IN VERSION 2: Many criteria form enhancements!


Business and Corporate Office Suites
Our entire collection of Microsoft Access Tools for Developers is available to you for one price.


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Free Downloads:

Application Starter
Automatically checks for and downloads an updated version of the application front-end from network server prior to opening it on the end-user's computer.

TableLinker Lite
Simplified linked table management for your Access database.

Geocoder
Convert addresses in your database to latitude and longitude values using the Google Geocoding API (V3) and an internet connection (a precursor to the use of the Google Maps API).

Force Shut Down
Automatically close all copies of your networked application front-end from one workstation.

Multi-Location Mapper
Map multiple locations as colored marker pin points on a full-featured Google Map.

Inactive Shut Down Control
A Microsoft Access form that gives you the ability to automatically shut down your Microsoft Access application after a specified period of user inactivity.

VelociTab
Automatically late bind controls on non-visible tab control pages, resulting in faster form loading.

Form Validate Class
An example class that attaches to your Microsoft Access forms to provide automatically triggered form and control validation.

Back End Updater
VBA examples showing how to update a back-end database from the application front-end.

TableLinker
Manage linked tables from multiple databases, ODBC sources, or any combination of the two. Easily refresh table links or connect to tables in a different data environment.

Label Saver
Print labels starting at any label position on the page, and print multiple copies of each label.

Backup, Repair and Compact a List
An example database that allows you to backup, repair, and compact a saved list of Microsoft Access database files.

Application Beginnings
Example Microsoft Access databases showing some recommended beginning steps in the application development process.

Proximity Functions
An example Microsoft Access database that shows how to add professional functionality to your application without programming. File open/save dialogs, folder browse dialogs, date and color pickers, and more.

ChromaForm
Let your users set their own form color schemes.

Custom Time Functions
Perform mathematical operations on custom time values that include fractions of a second.

Back Color Gradient
Enhance your Microsoft Access forms with attractive and interesting detail section back color gradient effects.

Window Manipulation Examples
Examples of how to maximize, restore, size, hide, cascade, and animate (and more!) the main Microsoft Access window as well as your active form window.

Access String Functions
A set of string manipulation functions for Microsoft Access.

Table Record Maintenance
Update one table from another. The included utility subroutine makes table (or query) record updates easy.

Colored Button Examples
Enhanced command button controls that you can copy and paste into your Microsoft Access application.

Free Code Samples:

Sortable Listbox Example
Create a command button to sort listbox contents.

Send an E-Mail Message from Microsoft Access
An Microsoft Access method and a subroutine that make sending e-mail easy.

Open Form or Report Using Button Caption
This function makes it simple to open a form or report from a command button.

Get Screen Resolution
This function will find your desktop screen resolution

Tips:

Corruption Notes
You may be able to fix a corrupted database all by yourself.

How To Fix Mysterious Errors
Follow this check list to resolve intractable Access database errors.

Reduce Your Microsoft Access Database to its Smallest Possible Size
Go beyond compacting and find out how to minimize code database size and maximize efficiency.

Use Windows System Colors For Your Forms
Find out how to get your application color scheme to match the Windows scheme.

 

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10/20/14 - Corruption Notes page added to site.

10/1/14 - Application Starter fix version 4.4 released.

6/11/14 - Application Starter v4.3 released. Includes support for password protected back-ends.

6/5/14 - TableLinker Lite v2.1 released. Supports front-ends linked to multiple backends.

6/2/14 - TableLinker Lite v2.0 released. Now supports password-protected backends.

4/28/14 - Geocoder fix version 1.4 released.

4/20/14 - Force Shut Down v2.0 released. Now it is easier than ever to kick all your users off the application.

4/3/14 - TableLinker Lite launched! Create a list of backend locations to find in sequence. Automatically link to all tables in first-found backend.

4/3/14 - Multi-Location Mapper fix version 1.3 released.

3/30/14 - Multi-Location Mapper fix version 1.2 released.

3/28/14 - Geocoder fix version 1.3 released.

2/28/14 - Multi-Location Mapper fix version 1.1 released.

1/26/14 - Geocoder v1.2 version released. Includes "wait" function to better comply with Google geocode request rate limit.

1/21/14 - Introducing Multi-Location Mapper v1.0 for Microsoft Access. Map multiple points on a full-featured Google Map.

1/9/14 - KeyedAccess 64-bit Support Patch now available.

11/8/13 - Application Starter v4.2 released. Includes ability to create generational backups prior to opening your application front-end.