With Office 2000, Microsoft introduced the Code Librarian in the Office Developers Edition. The Microsoft tool is a good introduction to the concept of code libraries, but can't compare to the feature set of Total Visual SourceBook.
It also takes a lot of time and effort to create a vibrant and current code library. Microsoft discontinued the Code Librarian with Office 2003.
Use this side-by-side comparison to see which product is right for you.
|Feature||Total Visual SourceBook||MOD Code Librarian|
|Total Lines of Code||Over 125,000||31,000|
|Code Documentation||Every procedure, module, class, category and topic contains extensive documentation||Minimal|
|Code Examples||Every module and class has example code showing how to use our code in your applications||None|
|Searching||Search by keyword, category, developer, creation/modification dates, and more||Keyword only|
|Multi-user code sharing||Supports entire development team||None|
|Store user code in SQL Server||Yes||No|
|Support customized error handling||Yes||No|
|Supports remote team members||Source Code Exchange allows easy packaging of code, notes and examples, along with developer contact information||No|
|Supports code synchronization||Source Code Exchange handles the merge/replace/new model for keeping code in sync.||No|
|Printing of Code||Yes||No|
|Integration with Visual Basic 6||Yes||No|
|Import from other code libraries||Yes||No|
Supports Access/Office 2016, 2013, 2010 and 2007, and Visual Basic 6.0!
"The code is exactly how I would like to write code and the algorithms used are very efficient and well-documented."
Van T. Dinh, Microsoft MVP