Sneak Peek: Monaco SQL Editor for MS Access

The VS Code editing experience is on its way to the Microsoft Access SQL editor. Get an early look at this exciting upcoming feature.

Sneak Peek: Monaco SQL Editor for MS Access

At Access DevCon Vienna 2024, the Microsoft Access team provided an update on two exciting new features under active development:

To help promote these forthcoming features, DevCon Vienna host Karl Donaubauer is releasing excerpts from Microsoft's presentation on these two topics to the general public.  Karl released the first video already and has promised to release the second shortly.

Monaco SQL Editor

Taken directly from the Microsoft slides, here are some highlights of the upcoming feature:

  • Powered by the same UI library that drives the popular IDE VS Code
  • Supports syntax highlighting, line numbers, light/dark themes, and more
  • Auto completion support
  • Comments and Format support


Here are some details about the feature's implementation:

  • JavaScript based
  • Utilizes the new Edge browser framework
  • Works offline

The video is available on Karl Donaubauer's YouTube channel:

See Also

Sneak Peek: Modern Access Charts
A slew of new chart options is coming soon to Microsoft Access. Check out this video excerpt from DevCon Vienna 2024 to learn more.

UPDATE [2024-05-10]: Added links to companion Sneak Peek article.

All original code samples by Mike Wolfe are licensed under CC BY 4.0