Unanswered: Manipulation of Db to look like an EXE
How can I make my db look like an EXE without having to get the developer edition of access? I have seen on some post here & other forums that they have manage to hide Access...? How can I hide access and have a splash window? Also how can I add a Menu to my form, without using the access menu/? I belive that by doing this I would protect the db from its users, by not letting see the design view &/or letting them know that is an access db. The db is intented to startup with window start up.
You will find the startup options under the Menu 'Tools->Startup...' These options can be set or changed from the Startup options menu.
App Icon, use as form/report icon option
Set custom Menu Bar
Allow full menus option
Allow Default Shortcut Menus option
Use Access Special Keys option
Display Form/Page at Startup
Display Database window option
Display Status bar option
Shortcut Menu bar to display
Allow built in Toolbars
Allow toolbar/Menu Changes
For security and permissions management you can use Access built in security and Access workgroup file for your application. There is a tutorial on setting up access security that is helpful at http://www.headwaysystems.com
With doing all you suggested, when you first go to open your database, won't the Microsoft Access splash screen still start up first?
I beleive I've read that you can replace the Access splash screen with a custom image. I think it had to do with naming a .BMP file the same as your database and placing them both in the same directory. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Thanks for that. I wasn't sure and only asked because I had created my own switchboard and startup splash screen and noticed that the Access splash screen still reared it's ugly head for about a split second. I will look into doing that next time and Thanks