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