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Chapter 13. Exploiting the Power of Clas... > Why This Chapter Is Important

Why This Chapter Is Important

Access 2003 offers two types of modules: Standard modules and Class modules. Access 95 introduced Class modules for forms and reports, but Access 97 was the first version of Access to offer the capability to create standalone Class modules.

A Class module is similar to a Code module. The subroutines and functions in the Class module become the methods of the class. The Property Let and Property Get routines become the properties of the class, and the Class module's name becomes the name of the custom object. A Class module is a great way to encapsulate related functions into a portable, self-contained object. Class modules can help you simplify the process of performing the following tasks:


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