Improvements Made To The Workbench
13/7/11 10.2.8 Zipping backups improved so that you zip all databases in the current folder. The second option zips all files in the current database folder and all files in all subfolders.
3/3/11 10.1 Workbench 10 now supports Access 2010. Switching versions improved for new versions. New backup using a free zipping system rather than relying on winzip. Workgroup file support dropped.
6/2/09 5.3.27 Fixed a bug that stopped the backups working when the (probably new) backup folder was empty
28/11/09 5.3.25: Support for new 1280, 1600, 1200 sizes in the screen resolution tester, more work on Switching between Access Versions, shortcut building for both starting Access and starting the Workbench.
28/5/09 5.3.18 Support for ACCDE compiling. Fix for Select in New Window bug with ACCDB files. Easy internal internet link to our new Smart Access knowledge base http://www.vb123.com/kb/
4/5/09 5.3.6 A second backup location to allow for rapid switching of the location where the backups are sent to. This is targeted at portable drives or maybe network drive locations. Support for auto-file version creation to allow you to make more quick backups of your database into a version labelled zip file. The Favorites is now the primary Tab when you open the Workbench, the current Tab is no longer the primary tab. Easy quick link to our News and Blog pages online. Support for better switching options between Access 2003/02/00 & Access 2007
19/11/08 5.2.21 Support for right click on accdb file types
17/9/08 5.2.3 Rego copy and paste trim issue fixed. New option in options form to popup a dialog every time you change Access executable versions. This is particularly useful when switching too and from Access 2007
17/4/08 5.1.1 You can now add notes for those obscure computer names that mean nothing. i.e. Name of person using the computer or email address or phone number. The delivery button will create a zip file with dates in it for files that don't use the Workbench version system.
3/1/08 5.0.21 Live Version New Shortcut builder for Workbench.exe, increased height of Workbench main form 2 cm fixed bug with Auto-Exit
7-May-07 5.0.18 Comprehensive support for Access 2007. Moved the Open With and Run exec menu items to the top menu bar. Don't Delete Your Old Versions of Access / Office Accidentally. New improved code window to replace the clipboard approach for code samples.
Build a zip file of the database whose name includes the
version name (requires Winzip or similar). Very handy for keeping backups
of versions. You can double click on the zip file in Folder to open a zip
file. If you select
a zip file using select button, it will open the zip file. Backups tab
allows you to create a Zip backup file and open the zip file. Workbench command lines now support /wbbackupzip
for zip file backups. Now supports PKZIP command line program (pkzipc.exe)
for creating zip files. Clicking all labels next to check boxes
change the check box value itself.
13-Nov-06 4.5.17 Ability to hide or show buttons and the decompile checkbox
information about users when selecting a database. To help you test Access
forms fit a uniform screen size (like 1024 x 768),
there is a blue fixed
sized form in the Workbench. All you have to do is position your Access
Window on the top. A new Folder tab makes it much quicker to switch to and
compact/backup multiple databases in a folder.
6-March-06 4.4.28 Building support for ADP files
(compacting, favorites and backups mainly). Workbench now works with
databases that have been hidden in windows explorer.
2-March-06 4.4.14 Fixed an annoying little quirk in the Favorites list box so that database ID field didn't turn into a text box suggesting renaming was possible. Most Recently Used databases form has been upgraded to allow for Adding the database to the favorites list when you open the database. Also the MRU form appears automatically when you first install the Workbench to make it easier to get started plus it searches for versions of Access on your computer so that the best MRU list is shown. The Add favorite button, generates an automatic 8 character ID for the database.
6-Dec-05 4.4.6 - MDE database compiling. Tightened up the
process for decompiles to guide the user to follow the correct procedures
for a proper decompile. Read
more. Built in support for the
vb123 rss/xml feed so that you can read it without an RSS reader.
26/07/05 4.2.10 Change the startup properties of the database without opening it. The message box now has a vertical scroll bar for displaying larger messages.
26/07/05 4.2.2 Installs better on multi-user computers running NTFS file systems. New entry in favourites allows you to select the number of days between backups for the favorite. The software looks at the dates of backups in the backup folder and if it is over the number of days, the backup checkbox is selected automatically.
27/6/05 4.1.25 Added index words Tab to the help file. Improvements to Administration form includes hiding of messages about where to add code for MDE files and any database where you select the check box at the bottom of the form. Buttons like Remove Message File are only turned on when a file actually exists.
27/6/05 4.1.14 A form to display the Most Recently Used
selections for all versions of Access. You can then select from those to
continue on. You now can find your
sandbox mode directly from
the Workbench. Improvements to the Add button in Favorites to ensure that
existing selections are not overwritten.
Workbench Auto-Exit option so workbench closes down when all the backups, compacts etc are completed.
9/5/05 Added association support for the workbench shutdown and message file types so that you can startup the workbench from the files in Explorer and see the contents of the files.
5/5/05 Improved searching for the locations of Access Executable to make it easier to set up the workbench.
23/3/05 4.0.2 Administration options for sending messages to users and shutting down the database. Adding database messages. Improved support for versions of database including free download sample download sample. New menus for the system. Easy shortcut to the local folder. Improved help files.
7/12/04 3.7.5 Attempt to repair of a database irrespective of warning messages or user lists. Messages can be assigned to a database. These will appear in the Workbench when a database is selected.
29-9-04 3.7.1 You can now copy the list of persons connected to your database to the clipboard. The workbench includes conventional menus which makes most of the options within the Workbench available through a menu as well. This will help you understand the software better. Importantly the menus make switching to different versions of Access much easier.
8-Aug-04. (1) You can select from Access 2003, 2002 or 2000 to open you Access 2002 or 2000 format databases. (2) There is now a facility to view and change the release version of the database. The release data and version number need to be stored in a table in the database. We provide the format for this with the registered copy. (3) The software includes a button to open backup databases in the backup folder. This is useful when you are looking for the original of that form that you just edited. You can also delete backup databases produced by the workbench from the backup tab in the workbench.
Version 1.2.6 25-Sep-2002
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