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Missing sqlconnect in toolbox. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hey I'm trying to learn how to connect a database to a C# project. The
    tutorial I am trying to follow says to do the following:

    Creating a Database Connection
    The first thing you need when retrieving data from a database is, of
    course, a database connection. Although you can use the Data Adapter
    Configuration Wizard to create a new database connection, the process
    is easier to understand if you do it yourself the first time. To do
    so, start a new Windows Application project, open the Toolbox window,
    and drag a new SqlConnection object onto the form.

     

     

    The only problem I have is that my toolbox does not have a
    Sqlconnection object. I can't seem to find it.
    This is very frustrating!

    I am using Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition.

    Can anyone help?

    Friday, March 21, 2008 3:10 PM

Answers

  • you don't need that, just type

    SqlConnection conn = new SqlConnection(string connectionString);

    here are some examples of connection strings:

    http://www.dofactory.com/Connect/Connect.aspx

     

    OR

     

    go to data section on your toolbox, right click on it and choose "choose items", choose tab .net framework components,

    scroll down and find sqlconnection Smile

    Friday, March 21, 2008 3:14 PM