Working with Data in Managed Device Projects
Visual Studio provides database management tools for device solutions, including the ability to create new databases, modify their schemas, and handle other management tasks such as setting passwords and compressing the database.
In This Section
Data Access Overview (Managed Device Projects)
Describes the features available in Visual Studio for handling data applications in device projects.
Using SQL Server Compact 3.5 Databases (Devices)
Explains how to use SQL Server Compact 3.5 databases in managed device applications.
Using SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition 3.1 Databases (Devices)
Explains why and how to use the SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition 3.1, the previous version of SQL Server Compact 3.5, in managed device applications.
How to: Add a Business Object as a Data Source (Devices)
Illustrates how to create a new data source from an object and how to add a data source to a form.
How to: Add a SQL Server Database as a Data Source (Devices)
Illustrates how to add a SQL Server data connection to Server Explorer and how to use the connection as a data source.
How to: Add a Web Service as a Data Source (Devices)
Demonstrates how to connect to a Web service and how to add a data source to a form.
How to: Change the Run-Time Connection String (Devices)
Explains how to use Visual Studio to change a run-time connection string.
How to: Change the Design-Time Connection String (Devices)
Explains how to use Visual Studio to change a design-time connection string.
Creating Client Data Applications
Includes links to topics that explain how to create client data applications.
Provides links to walkthroughs that explain how to use data in projects.
Programming for Devices Using the .NET Compact Framework
Includes links to topics that explain how to develop application for smart devices by using Visual Basic or C#.
Connecting to Data in Visual Studio Overview
Explains how data interacts with applications.