Develop .Net Database-Independant Application
Posted on 2008-10-29
I need to change the Data-Layer of a VB.Net Windows Application that uses SQL Server.
Now the requirement is that it can connect to SqlServer, Postgres, or Oracle.
What will be the best way to handle this change?
I am using VB.Net 2.0, so I can't use LinQ. Besides, I use a lot DataSets with TableAdapters, which have the .Net Data Provider objects (SqlClient) hard-coded.
Any ideas on how is the best way to accomplish an application that can connect to multiple database engines?