Visual Basic Concepts

Visual Studio 6.0

Intrinsic Data Control Is Usable with Access 2000 Databases

At design time, trying to bind the Data control to a Microsoft Access 2000 database will result in an error: "Unrecognized database format." The Data control can still be used, however, by following the example below:

  1. On the Project menu, click References. Clear the Microsoft DAO 3.51 Object Library check box.

  2. Set a reference to the Microsoft DAO 3.6 Object Library.

  3. Draw a Data control and a TextBox control on a form.

  4. On the Properties window, set the TextBox control's DataSource property to the Data control.

  5. Type the name of the field CompanyName into the DataField property box.

  6. Insert code similar to the following into the code window:
    Option Explicit
    Private daoDB36 As Database
    Private rs As Recordset
    Dim sPath As String
    Private Sub Form_Load()
        sPath = _
        "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Samples\Northwind.mdb"
        Set daoDB36 = DBEngine.OpenDatabase(sPath)
        Set rs = daoDB36.OpenRecordset("Customers")
        Set Data1.Recordset = rs
    End Sub
  7. Run the project.