[Last Call] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 295
  • Last Modified:

visual studio express / sqlserver client

I am trying to learn visual studio express and visual basic. I have also bought a book like vb in 24 hours. Unfortunately I am stuck on chapter 1.  Spent hours on it already.
Where I need to connect to the database the steps are as follows.

Add a new Datasource
Click Database
Click New Connection

Now problem starts - I need to choose the datasource. I click on change and unlike in the book, I have only 2 options.
1 Microsoft Access Database File
2 Microsoft Sql Server Database File

In the book I should use: Microsoft SQL Server (Sql Client)

I have installed SQLExpress and Visual Basic express as standard installations.
What am I doing wrong here.

thanks vm
1 Solution
Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
This is because of the Express edition. If you buy VS2005 (standard, pro or team), you will find this option.

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now