How to make MS Access looks like real Application (1 Viewer)

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Hi,
Please I need help to make MS access looks like a real application I mean when I run the application I need only Forms appears
and the application looks like normal apps without notes it's MS access " Like that application My Visual Database "
myvisualdatabase.com
Thank you in advance
 

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Actually, MS Access creates "real" applications! Real relational database applications, to be precise.

Hiding the fact that you used Access is possible, of course, but hardly something that makes it "more real".

Yes, you might have guessed I'm not too thrilled by that suggestion.

That said, isladogs, who is a prominent poster here, does have code on his website that enables the kinds of things you probably want.
 

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With Access, you can only go so far. Maybe use Visual Studio instead?
 

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I am personally not a fan of any of the API code that hides Access application. I find this to be very unstable. I do think some very simple techniques give you a 90% solution.
1. Use pop up forms only.
2. Open to a maximized Dashboard/Menu
3. Hide the ribbon, and navigation pane.
 

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Please I need help to make MS access looks like a real application I mean when I run the application I need only Forms appears
Using an icon(this is available under access options)play around with access options,also using custom splash screen, customized form has landing page where all buttons to open other forms will be will help you achieve most of what you want.

I am guessing you might be having some clients look down on the quality of the softwares you developed once they know its Ms Access, i also had such challenge over a decade ago.
 

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I am a fan of hiding the application interface and having created numerous apps over several years using this approach.
Both my clients and I find the approach totally stable in use.
It is a popular approach and many people do feel it looks more 'professional'

I have an example app demonstrating its use with various types of form and report. It is available at

I also led a presentation for Access User Group Eastern Time in Dec 2021.
This is the YouTube video from the session

 
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