VBA and Vista compatibility issues

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by EdH, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. EdH

    EdH Guest

    Hi. I am a system admin for several non-profits that are starting to change
    to Vista. So far everyhting is working with a few adjustments. The only
    problem is in a database management program developed with VBA. It doen's
    work on the new computer. Our program developer said:

    "Bad news folks -- It looks like several VBA components are NOT compatible
    with Vista. I don't have a Vista workstation, and I have no way of tracing
    the problem down. We won't be headed there for another year, when that OS is
    stable and clients are ready to move to it."

    Do you have any suggestions for us? What is your experience with VBA
    programs and Vista? What areas in the VBA programming should we focus on that
    could be not compatible?

    We are using Vista Business.
    Any help greatly appreciated
    EdH, Mar 14, 2007
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  2. EdH

    Mark Rae Guest

    When you say VBA (i.e. Visual Basic for Applications), what "host" app are
    we talking about...? Excel, Word, Access etc...?
    Mark Rae, Mar 14, 2007
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  3. EdH

    EdH Guest

    Thanks for prompt response.

    Host app is Access

    EdH, Mar 14, 2007
  4. EdH

    Mark Rae Guest

    I haven't come across any specific issues with VBA in Access...
    However, if I'd said anything like that to one of my clients, I'd fully
    expect them to tell me to get stuffed and to go elsewhere... As a
    long-standing IT contractor, I've found that you don't tend to keep many
    clients by not being ahead of the game or, at the very least, up with it...

    Several further questions, therefore:

    1) What sort of database app is it...?

    2) Why doesn't your program developer have a Vista workstation...?

    3) Are you so locked in with this amateur that you can't go somewhere

    4) Do you own / have full access to the source code...? If not, why not...?

    Please feel free to contact me privately regarding this if you want to take
    it off-group...
    Mark Rae, Mar 14, 2007
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