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Practical Examples: Applying Advanced Techniques to Your Application

Many of the examples in this chapter are taken directly from the Time and Billing application. To add polish to your application, build an AutoExec routine that will be called from the AutoExec macro. It displays a splash screen, perform some setup functions, then load the frmClients form (the starting point for the application). The CHAP13.MDB file contains all these changes.

Building an AutoExec Routine to Launch the Application

Begin by modifying the AutoExec macro so that it hides the Database window and then calls an AutoExec function. In Chapter 37, you will remove the AutoExec macro and perform the tasks that the macro performs by using the database's StartUp properties. The AutoExec function is found in basAutoExec and looks like this:


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