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How to ODBC from VB 3.5 .Net CF app on WM 6.5 device RRS feed

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  • Hello. I am using VS 2008 to develop a VB.Net compact framework 3.5 application on a Honeywell Dolphin 6500 running Windows Mobile 6.5, the highest OS available for the hardware. For this type of application what I will typically do is run SQL Server as the backend database and make good use of System.Data.SqlClient in developing my mobile application. However, I'm currently faced with a situation where I need to have my mobile application connect to a MS Access database on a network share and insert records into one of the tables. At first glance there doesn't appear to be a way to add System.Data.Odbc or System.Data.OleDb. So now I'm wondering if what I'm trying to do here is even possible. Is there a way I can connect to this Access database from my application?
    Tuesday, May 12, 2015 9:08 PM

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  • It seems that there is no mobile access database. Check this:

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb158551.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    You may need to use Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition or embedded database engine.

    You Maybe have a look at writing a web server .


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    • Marked as answer by Aaron Hartley Friday, May 22, 2015 11:06 PM
    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 10:06 AM