Monday, October 26, 2009
Protect your self against a plunging stock market by selling a bit now. Why, because there is a good statistical/historical probability that the market may plunge again soon.
Friday, October 23, 2009
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Don't forget to let your friends and colleagues know about the conference, and urge them to register at http://www.officedevcon.com.au/2009/register.htm before it's too late.
Graham R Seach
Office DevCon Administrator
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
"Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor"
and try it.
Then its BACKUP time............ and then you can do the upgrade (if you are game)
The upgrade process took about 2 hours from inserting the DVD on my laptop.
After the upgrade, just about everything worked, for Access developers, the ability to switch between Access versions fell back into the old UAC trap discussed here.
Once you have made the jump, virtual PC is place to run those old Apps
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Hello Access and Office Professionals and anyone else who wants to listen
In the last edition of this magazine, I asked the readers if you would be interested in paying for Smart Access 2007 converted content. In summary 50% of you said you would rather that we continue posting existing 2003 content and as there was not enough people willing at this stage to fork out cash for 2007 content, we will continue as is.
In the user comments I teased that something much larger was in the works. I've now revealed what is coming:
Think "flexible data grid control" and you aren't far wrong.
Using the native machine code technique shown in this article ultimately means that you get a new control without needing any third party DLL.
Supports tree views and list views natively.
Supports live grouping and sorting.
Supports HTML cells (including hyperlinks)
Supports in-built cell controls such as buttons, check boxes, combo boxes.
Supports many different data sources (including SQL/Recordset, optimized internal lists/trees, "on-demand" using VBA callback, and more)
Supports unlimited conditional formatting throughout using a built-in expression compiler for optimal performance.
Supports complex expressions in conditional formatting and for cell sources.
Supports conditional formatting for all available cell properties (not just simple Bold/Underline options like Access).
Supports auto-fit cell widths and/or item heights.
Supports variable item heights.
Supports images / pictures with a variety of transparency options (even for bitmaps).
Supports several gradient options for background fills (for cells and master control).
Supports changing the opacity of fills, allowing for a modern "bleed-through" effect.
Supports rounded corners for items and groups.
Supports the concept of bindings and expressions for all conditional formatting options. For example you can easily bind the background fill color to a field in your datasource, if you wanted to.
Supports conditional formatting inheritence (conditional formatting can be set on each display column and can inherit from a "master" defaults class)
Supports drag 'n' drop.
Sounds interesting? If you would like to be a part of the beta team, please e-mail me now. Beta is starting very soon!
I can only offer a limited number of people to participate in the beta, so please let me know ASAP if you are interested.
As mentioned above, if you are interested in helping beta testing this product with us, please register your interest with me ASAP.