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  • User-374822090 posted



    Could someone explain the xsd and the database file in the above folders. How do they work when i do not have sql server installed. I know the VS 2005 installs the sql express, but how can  I view the database?





    Wednesday, May 17, 2006 5:30 PM

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  • User-1346905220 posted


    The xsd file is a DataSet Schema File which is an XML file. The mdf files are SQL Server databases which are used by the Starter Kit. SQL Express runs automatically in the background. When the website starts up the databases are attached to the SQL Express databse engine.

    You can work with databases directly in VS 2005 in the Server Explorer. If it is not showing then go to the menu and choose View > Server Explorer. If no databases are in the list then add them by clicking on the Connect to Database button, which looks like a cylinder with a plug and a plus on it, and enter the server name, choose an authentication type and attach the database file.

    Hope this helps.


    Wednesday, May 17, 2006 7:22 PM