LIS 558 - Visual Basic Annoyances

Visual Basic does not always work as advertised. This page is intended to describe some problems that you may encounter and to suggest possible alternatives. More items may be added as the course progresses.

Problems with the Database and RecordSet types

When creating a new database in Access, you may find that the Database object type is not recognized by the Visual Basic compiler. There are at least two different ways of dealing with this annoyance:

When creating a new database in Access 2000, you may find that the Visual Basic compiler makes a mess of the Recordset type; for example, the NoMatch property is not recognized and the OpenRecordSet method is not seen as returning a Recordset object. To avoid this bug, use the Variant type instead of the Recordset type in your Dim statement.


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Last updated July 5, 2001.
This page maintained by Prof. Tim Craven
E-mail (text/plain only): craven@uwo.ca
Faculty of Information and Media Studies
University of Western Ontario,
London, Ontario
Canada, N6A 5B7