How to connect to MS Access db from a Metro app?


  • Metro sytle app can use JET to Open/Create .db file,
     How can a Metro style app connent to MS Access db(*.MDB)?
     Thank you.
    Thursday, October 27, 2011 6:57 AM

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  • I think you have to call LoadLibraryW somewhere to load JET, which is not supported by WinRT. The developer guide at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/br229583(v=VS.85).aspx#working_with_data talks about using network APIs to talk to data web services.

    I won't be surprised if open source engines like SQLite come up with a metro friendly version pretty quickly.

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    Thursday, October 27, 2011 5:51 PM
  • Thank you, Sheng.

    I hope that Metro style app can load local data(mdb), but is not data query from web.


    Friday, October 28, 2011 9:20 AM