Awards and Rave Reviews
Best Visual Basic Add-in
Best Access Add-in
Total Visual CodeTools is by far my favorite
third-party product...it automates many of the more mundane development tasks. This
helps you get your job done more quickly and allows you to focus on
the fun and exciting aspects of application development. My favorite
feature is the Code Cleanup. If you've ever inherited a code-intensive
database, you'll appreciate this feature. It automates the process of adding error handling
and comments to procedures, standardize code indentations, apply your variable naming convention and
sort the procedures. All these features help you to write
code that is more readable, robust and maintainable.
Read it here...
- Alison Balter, Author
of Mastering Access Desktop Development and Training Videos, Conference
Speaker, Instructor, Developer
With Total Visual CodeTools, you can slip standards in as part of a
productivity tool set - and expect that people will actually conform.
Also worth a look if you ever expect to go back and try to maintain your
won code. Don't overlook the Help file either - rather than just
describing the product, it's also got a long and useful section on
VB6/VBA best practices.
- Mike Gunderloy,
Smart Access eXTRA issue 3.2
Total Visual CodeTools feature called “Unused Variable Analysis”
analyzes your entire project to find unused variables and constants
among other things. Now I need to say, this is a tool that every
developer must have. It was very easy to use, just start the tool and
run a wizard type that allows you to select a specific object or a
series of objects and run the analysis. At the end it shows you an html
report that you can use to fix and optimize your code,
I really recommend it. This tool definitely
increased my productivity, allows for code optimization and quality, and
best of all reduced my costs.
- Edwin Blancovitch, Advanced Developers.NET
"Total Visual Code Tools has made writing my code easier, more
efficient and frankly, more enjoyable. Once it's
in your toolbox, you will never work without it again."
-Geoffrey Hollander, Northwest Database Services, Portland Access User
In my job as a senior developer I come across all kinds of half-baked
solutions to problems that merely solve one type and create another. Not so
FMS. Every product I have purchased from yourselves has had the rare
distinction of being used to its maximum possible level, especially Total
Visual CodeTools. After installing that product
my productivity leapt upwards by several orders of
magnitude! You have done a great deal to restore my faith in the
software industry. There ARE companies out there that know exactly what we
want! Keep up the good work.
- Stephen Horn, Systems Administrator, Chisholms Computers Ltd.
Total Visual CodeTools is an outstanding developmental tool which allows me
to produce structured code that is consistently formatted and documented.
Perhaps more importantly, this program makes it simple to add proper error
handling to new or existing code using my own standards for error handling. My
current project involves creation of many dynamic SQL strings and the "Long
Text/SQL Builder" is getting a real workout while saving me much time and many
keystrokes. I cannot imagine doing any serious VBA development work without this
- Sandra Daigle, Former Microsoft MVP, Cleveland, TN
An amazing time saver. Completely customizable procedures,
comments, and error handlers at the push of a button. At least a
dozen other helpful development utilities. I
don't know how I managed without it.
-Rob Bovey, MCSE, MCSD Application Professionals
One of the things I like about Total Visual CodeTools is that I can set it
up to do all the standard work when creating a new procedure. I set it up
once and I get all the standard information and error routines that I want
and I can concentrate on writing better code. I sometimes wonder why it is
called Microsoft Access and not FMS Access. They write much better
- Hugo Pedersen, Denmark
Return on investment can be measured in days - our developers write better quality code,
adhering to our corporate standards, from day one - even in the prototypes.
- Strandberg, Chief Technology Officer, Sweden
I have to maintain and enhance code from a variety of sources. Total Visual CodeTools lets me do this with a
minimum of effort. Its cleanup feature has saved me hours of frustration dealing
with poorly formatted code. It's also great for maintaining a consistent format
across multiple developers. It's an absolutely wonderful product.
- Travis Gibson, Cumberland, WI
It's hard to imagine many Access developers who couldn't benefit from this
compendium of coding tools.
- Paul Litwin, Smart Access
Someone has come up with a tool that actually
helps you write code for
your Access applications!
-Craig Bobchin, Access/VB Advisor
An indispensable tool for serious Access and Visual
Basic developers. Includes everything you wish Microsoft had
included in Access and Visual Basic. This is
one productivity tool you really must have!
- Michael Groh, consultant, author, conference speaker