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Language: Visual Basic
Expertise: Beginner
Apr 25, 1997



Application Security Testing: An Integral Part of DevOps

Data Control vs. DAO

When, in general, is it best to use DAOs as opposed to data controls? We are building VB clients for Access and MS SQL Server.

If you plan it right, you can use a combination of data controls AND the DAO objects. Under Visual Basic 4.0 and above, you can set the Recordset property of the data control to a recordset you have created using the DAOs. For instance, you may want to fill a drop-down list from a database. Simply set the recordset to one retrieved from the current database. In general, DAO gives you a lot more control over how your application works, but the data control still has a lot of power hidden in it.

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