Changes have been made to the Access 2007 Primary Interop Assembly (PIA) that enable you to listen for events in managed code and respond to them. You also have the option of enhancing your Access applications with add-ins and smart panes based on managed Microsoft .NET code. This could be as little as adding a custom button to the Ribbon to open a custom browse tool that makes it easier for users to store files on the correct network server.
The PIAs for Access, DAO, and Office enable managed code running in these add-ins and smart panes to manipulate Access user interface objects and Access data. A great way to find additional information about using managed code within Access or about using Visual Studio to create add-ins, is to search the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN), http://msdn.microsoft.com.
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