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Article ID: 173647

Article Last Modified on 3/2/2005


  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise Edition

This article was previously published under Q173647


This article presents useful information for anyone wanting to take advantage of the ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) within Visual Basic versions 5.0 and 6.0. Topics covered are:

  • How to find ADO Knowledge Base Articles
  • ADO Resources/Points of Information


How to Find ADO Knowledge Base Articles

ADO is not a technology that ships with one particular product, and has been treated as a product in its own right. To find ADO articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) on the Web, connect to:

and choose "ActiveX Data Objects" as the product and enter your specific search topic.

You can also pick "All Microsoft Products" or use the MSDN or other non-Web-based Knowledge Base search mechanisms, and search for the keyword "kbado," which all ADO articles contain.

ADO Resources/Points of Information

ADO originally shipped with the OLE-DB Software Development Kit (SDK), but now is part of Microsoft Data Access Components or MDAC. To learn more about it, please visit the Microsoft Universal Data Access Web site:

or the ADO-specific Web page at:


For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

168335 INFO: Using ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) via Visual Basic

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