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8. Programming > 78. Build a Secret Developer Backdoor into Your Applications

Build a Secret Developer Backdoor into Your Applications

Keep users out of your design while letting yourself in the easy way.

Some users are a little too curious for their own good. Left to their own devices, they will explore your database’s design. A few approaches exist to combat this. You can turn on security, convert the database to a read-only .mde version, or just remove the ability to get to the design elements.

This last option, although not as robust as using Access security, is a common way to keep users on the up and up. Setting the following options in Startup Options, shown in Figure 8-7, helps make it hard for users to get into the database design:

  • Set the opening form.

  • Uncheck the Display Database Window checkbox.


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