[AccessD] 32->64 bit conversion

Bill Benson bensonforums at gmail.com
Mon Nov 1 02:54:43 CDT 2021

I don't really do much professional Access development anymore and no one
on this list should take anything that comes from me masquerading as advice
when someone like Stuart, Jim, Rocky or Gustav have something to say in

Also, I just checked and the modules where we split the 32 bit and 64 bit
API declarations are not used at runtime by any of the forms or functions.
They occur only when someone has the tool open as an ACCDB and is running
code in those modules using the VBA window(2) or perhaps a macro. Could it
be possible that Access, like Excel, does not actually check on modules for
which VBA is not explicitly called by some function or sub during runtime

On Mon, Nov 1, 2021 at 3:49 AM Bill Benson <bensonforums at gmail.com> wrote:

> Well, you could be right in your disbelief, maybe I am overstating the
> effect of "distributing as ACCDE". By that all I know is that we take the
> ACCDB and swap the last letter of the extension. Access treats the file as
> an ACCDE and will not let the users near the code. We do not do anything in
> particular to compile (and I wouldn't know how to uncompile) the tool
> beyond what Debug | Compile does in the VBA IDE..
> On Mon, Nov 1, 2021 at 2:34 AM Stuart McLachlan <stuart at lexacorp.com.pg>
> wrote:
>> I find that very hard to believe.
>> There are no "conditional compilation constants" in an ACCDE file.  It
>> only contains the cP
>> code compiled from the text source code which is not present in an accde
>> https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/hide-vba-code-from-users-ce6ab610-af07-4008-9
>> 1e0-1ef1b796ff18
>> <https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/hide-vba-code-from-users-ce6ab610-af07-4008-91e0-1ef1b796ff18>
>> "Saving a database as an .accde file compiles all VBA code modules,
>> removes all
>> editable source code, and compacts the destination database."
>> On 31 Oct 2021 at 23:22, Bill Benson wrote:
>> > I am going to have to check that out because we distributed accde
>> > versions to bank clients running both 2013 32 bit and 365 64 bit with
>> > conditional compilation constants amidst api calls and have not had a
>> > single customer service complaint in over a year.
>> >
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