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Chapter 1. A Strategy for Developing Acc... > Using an EXE Versus Access Database:...

Using an EXE Versus Access Database: What It Means to You

Many developers mistakenly think that distributing an application with the runtime version of Access is equivalent to distributing an EXE. An unsecured database distributed with the runtime version of Access can be modified just like any other database.

Users can run your application using Access's runtime version, and all the rules of running an application under the runtime version apply. This means that users can't go into Design view, can't create their own objects, don't have access to the built-in toolbars, and so on.


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