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system.data.sqlserverce not found

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I have installed SQL Server Compact Edition v.4 on my system but I cannot find a namespace for it.  I am using vb.net 2010 express.
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by:asavah
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It's been long time since I coded in VB.NET but check this, it may help:
http://chalaki.com/using-sql-server-ce-in-visual-studio-2010-express-sp1/177/
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Eugene Z earned 500 total points
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check
Building Applications for Desktops (SQL Server Compact)
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms173298.aspx

and solution from http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sqlce/thread/b141634d-417f-47e3-a704-e55f09774293

 this assembly is part of SQL Server Compact Edition and not part of Microsoft .net Framework. In order to see it in Object Browser, we have to add it manually. Please see the steps below:

1.       In Visual Studio, please press CTRL+J to display Object Browser

2.       From the dropdown list, please choose “Edit Custom Component Set…”

3.       In Edit Custom Component Set window, please switch to Browse tab

4.       Locate to the location of this assembly
 we could found it in the following folder:
 c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition\v3.5\Desktop\System.Data.SqlServerCe.dll
 c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition\v3.5\Desktop\System.Data.SqlServerCe.dll

5.       Double click it to select it

6.       Click OK
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by:dgtdaddy
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I was not able to use the process described to modify my components the information provided enabled me to find the assembly and add it to my references.  The example program I found works.  Thanks so much for the help.
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