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5th September 2005, 11:18 AM
I'm looking for programs that (preferedly) looks like and fills the same functions as MS Access & MS Visual Studio .net. Thanks in advance.

5th September 2005, 12:31 PM
MS Access is... odd. It's a strange combination of database, query manager and report program. There are (as far as I know) nothing else like it; you need to use a database software (such as MySQL), a language to send the query (such as Perl) and cause your querying script to format it nicely with HTML or groff.
As for VS.NET, see Eclipse, KDevelop and/or Qt Designer, depending on what langauges you intend to use. Eclipse is pretty much compatible with everything (with plugins); same goes for KDevelop.

5th September 2005, 12:43 PM
You might want to check out knoda :

It can even read ms access db files :)

Seems like something for you ??? :confused:


5th September 2005, 01:08 PM
You could also look at OpenOffice, it has "Base" which it touts as an Access replacement.
I have not used it much beyond tinkering though.

5th September 2005, 02:16 PM
Ah! 'Tis true. I hadn't noticed that.