Frequently Asked Questions for Total Visual SourceBook

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Pre-Sale Questions

  • Total Visual SourceBook 2013 is available for Access/Office 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002 and 2000, and Visual Basic 6 developers. It contains code that runs within the 32 and 64 bit version of Access/Office 2016, 2013 and 2010. Total Visual SourceBook runs as a standalone Windows application and also as an add-in for the 32-bit IDE.
  • Total Visual SourceBook 2003 is available for Office 2003 (or earlier) developers not planning to migrate to Office 2007
  • Total Access SourceBook 97 is available for Access 97

The Product Compatibility Chart for version information for all of our products.

For information on the history of Access versions, visit our Microsoft Access Version Releases, Service Packs, Hotfixes, and Updates History page.

Since Total Visual SourceBook is a source code library, we don't provide a copy of the program and all its code. A Trial Version is available to use the Total Visual SourceBook code explorer with some example code so you can see how it works. You can also add your own code to the repository.

Here's a list of all the modules in Total Visual SourceBook and some sample code related to date math.

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If you are using the trial version, you will not have access to most of the code which is in the full version of the product.

Yes, during installation. You need Administrator rights to install Total Visual SourceBook. During installation you can choose to install it for the machine or user.

If you install it for the machine, other users with lower permissions can run the program.

Post Sales Questions

This behavior is correct. If you insert the code from the "Example" tab into your project and not the actual code, the example won't run.

You need to first insert the actual code into your project and make sure it compiles before adding the Example code.

When exporting the code the into your project, some modules may have "Other Dependencies" such as DLLs. These are References you need in your project for the code to run. References are set from your VBA module editor's Tools, References menu, or in VB6 under Project, References.

In earlier versions, this error occurs when you attempt to run the Update Wizard by double clicking the "Update.exe" instead of running it from the Windows Menu shortcut.

This is because the update.exe file requires parameters to return the correct information. In order to determine if there is an update available for this product, please run the update wizard program from the Windows menu under the Total Visual SourceBook folder.

Total Visual SourceBook CD and Printed Manual

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New features in Total Visual SourceBook for Access, Office and VB6

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

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