OLE DB Sample

This sample demonstrates how to use a Microsoft Access database from C#. It shows how you can create a dataset and add tables to it from a database. The BugTypes.mdb database used in the sample program is a Microsoft Access 2000 .mdb file.

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Security noteSecurity Note:

This sample code is intended to illustrate a concept, and it shows only the code that is relevant to that concept. It may not meet the security requirements for a specific environment, and it should not be used exactly as shown. We recommend that you add security and error-handling code to make your projects more secure and robust. Microsoft provides this sample code "AS IS" with no warranties.

To build and run the OLE DB sample within Visual Studio

  • On the Debug menu, click Start Without Debugging.


    If you are building the solution in Release mode, copy BugTypes.mdb into the \bin\release folder.

To build and run the OLE DB sample from a command prompt

  • Type the following at a command prompt:

    csc oledbsample.cs

See Also


Visual C# Samples

C# Programming Guide

Other Resources

Accessing Data (Visual Studio)