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Create Dynamic Chart Applications

Garry Robinson

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Article

 

The Chart object that ships with Microsoft Office can be daunting to use. It also lets you create very flexible displays. In this

 

article, Garry shows you not only how to use this powerful tool but also a way to generate the code to use it.

 

Working in the Real World

Peter Vogel

3

 

Editorial

 

This month, I’d like to talk about something that you all know: the real systems development cycle. This is significantly

 

different from the cycle discussed in most systems design books.

 

 

 

Deleting Records in Access 97

Mark Davis

9

 

Smart Tip

 

 

 

Six Rules for Effective User Interface Design

Peter Vogel

10

 

Article

 

In this article, Peter returns to the problem of designing effective user interfaces for Microsoft Access. Peter provides you with

 

seven rules that you can use to avoid creating 'interfaces that suck'.

 

Connecting to Any Data Source with ADO

Russell Sinclair

13

 

Article

 

In this article, Russell introduces you to the Connection object. He explains its properties, methods, and events and tells you

 

what you need to know to get connected using this important part of ADO.

 

Forms, Sorting Reports, and Dating Errors

Andy Baron

17

 

Article

 

This month, Andy addresses a variety of issues, including several tips related to forms, a look at how to dynamically sort

 

reports, and a discussion of how VBA handles certain date/time calculations.

 

Autoformat and Combo Boxes

Eli Gruen

22

 

Smart Tip

 

Autoformat and Combo Boxes

 

Tip: Custom Sorting

D. P. Saville

22

 

Smart Tip

 

 

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