Need a standalone database for Winform app - What's the best method
Posted on 2007-11-22
I'm developing a winform app that needs data stored in a standalone database where the user can modify data after they install it. What's the best way to do this?
I'd like to use a sqldatasource or sql data provider and use tables, etc. Can I use SQL Express or Compact Edition? I tried to use a SQL Compact edition in VS2005. I created a table, tied the table to a binding source and then tied to a control. However, when I run the app, I get a 'Cannot find SQLCEME30.dll'. Am I just missing a reference or something? What about the client PC that is installing it? I'd like the app to be fairly portable after an install.
Is this the right way to go?