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  1. file corruption. make access more robust. even with sql server backend is frontend corruption a problem

    I would think after all these years MS has a pretty good knowldge about reasons for file corruption. It is quite the joy when The dreaded dialog that deletes Your vba Project appears...

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  2. Support strong-typed nullable data types.

    In VBA, we can only store nulls in a Variant data type. But I hate this because this lacks information whether this is a string, a number or date. In SQL, those data types are all nullable but we have to constantly do Nz(), IsNull(), to avoid the nefarious error "Invalid use of Null".

    Please make it possible for us to specify a nullable data type so that we also know this can be only either a null or a number (and thus prevent invalid entries of string in addition to writing self-documenting code).

    11 votes
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  3. 7 votes
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  4. VBA Application Add-Ins

    Create a new type of VBA add-in (*.accda) that loads before the database is loaded, can display its own ribbon and is unloaded after the database is unloaded. This would enable VBA programmers to build application add-ins like in Excel or Word.

    6 votes
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  5. Import from Access to hide and ignore Msys tables

    If you have set your nav pane options to show system objects, they should not show in the Import list.

    1 vote
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  6. wpf

    wpf/xaml Controls and Windows

    allow to insert wpf/xaml Windows to be placed in the forms-container.
    so developers can switch partially the accdb apps to new databases

    12 votes
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  7. Create an "Access Enterprise" version with most of the improvements we've suggested.

    This new SKU would be welcomed by Enterprise IT departments and the professional development community if it lives up to their expectations. You can also charge a subscription or one-time payment for the Access Enterprise runtime's in order to fund the improvements we've requested in this site.

    10 votes
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  8. CurrentModule, CurrentClass, CurrentProcedure properties

    Create these properties so that when writing VBA Code they can be easily referenced. Example MsgBox "Hello Word", vbInformation, currentModule & " - " & currentProcedure

    8 votes
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  9. Why is it so hard to get at database Objects' metadata?

    These items are VERY useful when we are asked to go fix a previous coder/employee who may or may not be with us any more. Elsewhere in this forum others have suggested adding Notes field with date/time stamps for each object. I endorse that.

    Would be really sweet if there was a quick way to get to items like the Description field in a Table definition, the existing Description field for objects (right click on object in Database or F11 window). I note that a right click is pretty quick, but this means you can only see one object at…

    2 votes
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  10. Have "native english" Naviagation pane - even if using LanguagePack (like german)

    It's hard to find things if you don't know the exact name in english if you search some things - especially because Help doesn't work / help.

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  11. java

    Java Driver
    please create a driver for java, so that it would be able to create a android frontend to accdb-databases

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  12. Additional Error Object properties - which procedure, which module, which object, which db

    The error object should be expanded to included properties which can reveal the procedure, module, and object that the error is taking place in.

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  13. Highlight or bold objects that are open in design or view mode in the object list pane

    Hello!

    We are using MS Office Professional Plus 2013.

    When working on more than one object in MS Access design mode, it is very easy to "stack" object windows on top of each other with the items underneath being "lost". It is possible to move another object that is open in design mode to the foreground by clicking on it in the object list pane (the list of objects on the left), but this is not always as easy as it could be because there could be a large number of objects of a particular type, and also the exact…

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