Recommended Product 2013
Recommended Product

Best Visual Basic Add-in
Best Visual Basic Add-in

Readers Choice Award
Readers Choice

1998 Readers' Choice Silver Award
Best Access Add-in

Rave Reviews


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 development tools.

Access Advisor Magazine

Access Advisor Magazine

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!

Smart Access

Smart Access

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.

Portland Access User Group leader

Once it's in your toolbox, you will never work without it again.

Portland Access User Group

Total Visual Code Tools has made writing my code easier, more efficient and frankly, more enjoyable.

United Kingdom

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.

Alison Balter

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...


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.

Smart Access

Smart Access

It's hard to imagine many Access developers who couldn't benefit from this compendium of coding tools.


Puerto Rico

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.

Microsoft Office and VBA Developer Magazine

Microsoft Office & VBA Developer

I recently reviewed the product for Microsoft Office and VBA Developer Magazine, and I only wish I could have written it after this current project. It was a favorable review, but a week of working with the features is not the same as trying to get real world work done.

If I had known how the time savings really adds up over the course of a long project, I'd have used more vehement language in my praise.


Sandra Daigle

Microsoft MVPTotal 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 program!

MCSE, MCSD Application Professionals

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.

Access Advisor Magazine Review

Access Advisor Magazine

Finally! Someone has come up with a tool that actually helps you write code for your Access applications!


Smart Access Product Review

Smart Access

This add-in will save you many hours of difficulty when managing any Access application with multiple developers


Cumberland, WI

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.

Total Visual CodeTools User manual

Microsoft Office Access 2016, 2013, 2010 Version
is Shipping

New Features

Supports Office/Access 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, 2000, and Visual Basic 6.0!

Also available for
Access 97

View all FMS products for Microsoft Access All Our Microsoft Access Products

Rave Reviews

"Total Visual CodeTools is by far my favorite third-party product."

Alison Balter, Author, Conference Speaker, Instructor

Best Visual Basic Add-In
Rave Reviews

CodeTools Info

Why CodeTools?

Additional Info



Free Product Catalog from FMS