Smart Client Data

This blog describes some of the Data features specific to Smart Clients. This includes Windows Forms, Devices and Visual Studio Tools for Office. The Smart Client Data team, AKA VB Data, is responsible for features such as the Data Sources Window, Typed

November, 2005

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    Embedding SQL Server Express into Custom Applications

    Rob Walters, from the SQL Team, and I worked on an article for working with SQL Express in Windows Forms applications. There are a couple of quirks when it comes to Click Once that have been included in this MSDN article.
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    Building SQL manually considered harmful

    I just got done fixing a painful bug. The long and short of it is that I had code like this (simplified a lot for brevity): Public Sub StoreSyncDate() Dim sql As String = "insert into SyncTimes (ObjectID, SyncDate) values ({0}, '{1}')" sql = String...
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    How do I get to the generated code?

    In order to get to the code that is auto-generated by Visual Studio, follow these steps: 1. In the menu, select View -> Solution Explorer 2. In Solution Explorer, click the “Show all Files” icon at the top 3. Expand the file (e.g. Dataset1.xsd) that...
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    Data Sources window is inactive in Design View

    On certain machines, after installing Visual Studio 2005, the contents of the Data Sources window disappears when a design surface that allows drag and drop from the Data Sources window is active. For example, the Windows Forms designer, User Control...
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    Installing Northwind on SqlExpress

    When performing a default install of Visual Studio 2005 an instance of Sql Server Express edition is installed. Unfortunately there are no sample databases included with Sql Express. ( ) I've had more than...
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