I usually build my applications using Paradox for the database, or SQL, in which case the users have to install BDE or SQL server.
For users that do not have those database server installed, I use text files to store data (in this case the data is not large of course).
But I found that my code gets too tedious and inefficient when I use text files to store data.
Is there any easy way to build Windows applications, using small database, without having the clients to install any database server? Anyone had the same problem?
(My clients might not have Ms Access installed)
(I also use Visual Studio .NET 2003, it provides easy way of accessing/storing data in XML files, so it doesn't need a database server. The problem is that the users will have to install .NET framework.)