WPF: database VS or BLEND? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi everybody,

    for my very first time, I'm developing an WPF application (desktop). I need a very small db (possibly relational) to do simple things as setting primaryKey, dataEntry, search and query. My questions are

     - What is the best way to do it (i mean technology speaking)? for example i heard about Ado.net etc.. 

     - Blend or VS?

    Because I tried to do this in Blend but i cannot see where is the possibility to set primary key for example. Or maybe I have to set by myself a property of type numeric, for that table, then to call it primaryKey?But, as well, is possible to connect different table by foreign key such as relation database?

    I used to use Postgresql with pgAdmin and everything there is very clean!

    Maybe exists some microsoft technology or way to do it in simple way?  

     In general I thought to do this:

     1. open the project I created in Blend in VS

     2. create db in VS

     3. then edit and biding it by Blend 

    What do u think?

    Thanks in advanced

    Thursday, March 7, 2013 9:02 PM

All replies

  • Yes, you will want to do most of the DB work in VS. Blend is great for styling and editing the visuals.
    Thursday, March 7, 2013 9:47 PM
  • Hi Chuck, thank you!

    but  technology speaking, maybe you know what is the best way to do (using microsoft product) small db (possibly relational) that enable to do simple things as setting primaryKey, dataEntry, search and query?

    Thursday, March 7, 2013 10:57 PM