Advanced: Requires expert coding, interoperability, and multiuser skills.
The Microsoft Access Developer's Toolkit (ADT) version 2.0 is the upgrade to the Microsoft Access Distribution Kit (ADK) version 1.1, and complements the retail version of Microsoft Access version 2.0. Developers can use the ADT to assist them in developing advanced database applications, creating client/server solutions, and developing wizards and other add-ins for Microsoft Access.
The ADT provides a run-time version of Microsoft Access 2.0 and tools to assist the developer with the creation and distribution of applications developed using the retail version of Microsoft Access 2.0. The retail version of Microsoft Access 2.0 is not included with the ADT, but can be purchased separately.
The ADT includes a run-time version of Microsoft Graph for distributing graphs and charts with applications, the Microsoft Windows Help compiler for creating custom Help files, and a Setup Wizard for creating customized Setup programs. Code samples for wizards, functions, and other utilities are also included and can be copied and pasted directly into applications.
Detailed technical documentation and customization tools are provided, including the Access Basic "Language Reference" manual, and the "Advanced Topics" manual that addresses client/server development, connecting to external data sources, and using data access objects (DAO). In addition, there are sample OLE controls including Calendar, Scroll bar and Data Outline controls.