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Discussion in 'Software Development' started by brooke, Apr 2, 2004.

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  1. brooke

    brooke Thread Starter

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    I have no experience with VB. My grad assistant wrote a nice little VB/Access application for me last summer that brings a form up where we enter the information and the press print for it to print out a nice form letter.
    Well, I lost the instructions where he told me how to install it on each workstation. I got the VB software installed okay, but I can't seem to figure out how to put a shortcut on the desktop for the users to use it. Currently I have to open .vbp file and then click on START to bring up the form. I know there is a way to have the shortcut on the desktop and it doesn't bring up the actual project...so it's easier for the user. Can someone help?
     
  2. MustBNuts

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    If it's a proper VB app then it should be compiled into an executable (.exe file). You shouldn't have to run the project in order to run the app.

    Do you still have your own shortcut? Right click and check the properties of the shortcut to see what file it references....then copy that exe (hopefully it's there) to the other computer along with the .mdb database file.

    Depending on how complex the code is, you should be able to see where the app is looking for the database (where the dbase is being stored) and you could also create a new executable.

    MBN
     
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