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How to create PROGRAMMATICALLY DSN CONNECTION USING C# (VERY URGENT)

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I would like to create a "DSN programmatically using C#". It was easy to create the DSN (System DSN) using the API's [SQLConfigDataSource] in VB 6.0. When trying to create the same in C# it is not creating. Will anyone please help me out for the same. I want to create the DSN for MS Access and MS SQL Server. Below is the API used in VB 6.0.

Private Declare Function SQLConfigDataSource Lib "ODBCCP32.DLL" _
   (ByVal hwndParent As Long, ByVal fRequest As Long, _
   ByVal lpszDriver As String, ByVal lpszAttributes As String) _
   As Long

Private Const ODBC_ADD_SYS_DSN = 4

Will any please help me out its really very urgent.
Thanks,
Mathew
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by:AlexFM
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>> When trying to create the same in C# it is not creating.

Can you show your code? Take a look also at this thread:

http://www.devcity.net/forums/topic.asp?tid=5341
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by:mvarghese
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Hi AlexFM,
Please see the code which i have used

[DllImport("ODBCCP32.DLL") ]
static extern long SQLConfigDataSource (long hwndParent, long fRequest, string lpszDriver, string lpszAttributes);

and used this api defination as:
intRet = SQLConfigDataSource(0&, 1, strDriver, sAttributes);

Not getting the alternative for the first parameter 0& (null in VB).

please help me out.
Thanks,
Mathew
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AlexFM earned 375 total points
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Windows handler should be passes as IntPtr, NULL is IntPtr.Zero. Two last parameters are LPCSTR, this means, use [MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.LPStr)] for them.

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by:mvarghese
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Thanks AlexFM.

I have solved this problem by defining the API as

[DllImport("ODBCCP32.DLL", CallingConvention = CallingConvention.Winapi, CharSet = CharSet.Ansi, ExactSpelling=true) ]
static extern bool SQLConfigDataSource (int hwndParent, int fRequest, string lpszDriver, string lpszAttributes);

the solution you have provided is also fine.

Thanks a lot,
Mathew
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by:snafder
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Hi mvarghese (Mathew),

Can you provide the entire C# code for the solution?

"Thanks AlexFM.

I have solved this problem by defining the API as

[DllImport("ODBCCP32.DLL", CallingConvention = CallingConvention.Winapi, CharSet = CharSet.Ansi, ExactSpelling=true) ]
static extern bool SQLConfigDataSource (int hwndParent, int fRequest, string lpszDriver, string lpszAttributes);

the solution you have provided is also fine.

Thanks a lot,
Mathew"
Cheers,
Snafder
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