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    Need your advice about VB and VC++

    I try to create a Dr. Appointment database project
    with basically a GUI for user interface and a
    database like MS-Access. I plan to use VBasic
    or Visual C++ to implement it. But I have an
    hard time to detemine which language gonna easy
    to use for this such project?
    Can any software development expert out there give me clue? VB or VC++ is more appropriate for my
    project. Your help would be appreciate.
    DV007

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    I've used Visual Basic 6.0 before, but not Visual C++. All I can tell you is that VB makes it easy to work with databases & such. Can't say anything about vc++ though, sorry
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    VB is, as you probably know, an extremely fast and painless RAD tool. Even I, as a management weenie, could put together a fairly robust desktop app in VB. I even did fun stuff like moving the SQL into a control (running on the DB server), breaking up the app into separate classes, etc., - got caught up in the OOP hype .

    For desktop applications with SQL Server or Oracle on the backend, I don't think you can beat it. There's just no need to code as far down into the machinery as C++ can take you. Also, it's my experience that VB apps are just as robust as any VC++ app, just maybe not as fast.

    In sumation ... quick, relatively simple desktop apps are where VB shines (I never had much use for web classes in VB).

    Minh

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    Minh,
    Does VBasic GUI works well MS-Access for pc standalone application? Does it need DB
    driver for front end GUI to communicate with
    backend MS-Access database?

    DV007

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    dv007 ...

    If I understand your question correctly, MS Access works fine with a desktop VB application. You merely create an ODBC connection to point to in your VB code. There are probably tutorials all over then net for opening up an ODBC connection and performing operations on the data via Visual Basic. It's quite simple, if I remember correctly.

    Also, the basic process is the same for using SQL Server or Oracle on the backend. So, if you need industrial-strength database support for your app the code in VB is essentially the same.

    Very Easy.

    Minh

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