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My Personal Programmer uses pre-installed applications and sub-systems within the Microsoft® Windows® operating systems. Below is a list of products required to be installed on the operating system to utilize the full capabilities of My Personal Programmer development tool.

Microsoft® Windows® operating system XP, Windows® 7, Windows® 8 and Windows® 10. My Personal Programmer will work on both the desktop and server operating systems 2003 and greater.

Microsoft® Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) 3.5 or greater. Microsoft® provides ODBC to connect to multiple databases that utilize the operating system environment. My Personal Programmer uses the ODBC drivers to connect to databases. There are two ways through ODBC to connect to a database. They are directly, and setting up a DSN, or Data Source Name. My Personal Programmer can connect directly to Access and SQL Server, and connects to other databases, such as MySQL and Oracle, through the DSN. Connecting through a DSN requires setting up through the control panel. My Personal Programmer is designed to not change the registry settings of an operating system. To determine whether you have ODBC installed, go through the following steps.

·        Open the control panel of your operating system.
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Look for the icon that says "ODBC data sources" or "Administrative Tools". If you have it, double click to open.
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After you open, select the "Add..." button.
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If you are using Microsoft Access, you should have the following "Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb, *.accdb)" driver.
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If you are using SQL Server, you should have the following "SQL Server" driver.
·        If you are using another driver, such as MySQL or Oracle, you need to use the driver associated with the database.
·        Cancel out of the control panel.

If you don't have the icon in the control panel, you will need to go to http://www.microsoft.com. We recommend searching for "ODBC" when you get there.

Microsoft® .NET Framework 1.1 or greater. If you will be using .NET to extend the functionality of My Personal Programmer, you will need .NET framework installed on your workstation. My Personal Programmer can use compiled applications from .NET or traditional languages to script in additional functionality. NOTE: It is not required to have .NET for My Personal Programmer applications. Only if you will be extending functionality you can use .NET as an extention.

Microsoft® Internet Explorer 4.01 or greater. If you want to display files from the internet, using My Personal Programmer, you will need Internet Explorer 4.01 or greater. My Personal Programmer uses a browser control that displays web content within the application. This gives you flexibility with My Personal Programmer, and provides a direct interface to the Internet, by letting you directly download files or images from the Internet. It will also let you take advantage of custom functionality, including Java or scripting languages such as JavaScript or VBScript.