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SQL compact edition 3.5 in VS

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I have VS 2005 on a Win7-64bit machine. I try to make connections to a SQL CE 3.5.
- SQL CE 3.5 is installed
- SP1 and SP for Vista installed

If I add a new connection I can not select SQL CE 3.5, only SQL Server 2005 CE. What can be wrong? Thanks, Peter
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According to a comment found on the MSDN forum, you can use VS 2005 to interact with a SQLCE 3.5 database file, but you won't get any design-time support for your database files. If you want that, you will need to upgrade to a higher edition. Visual Studio 2010 Express is free, and it provides design-time support.
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I downloaded VS 2010 express to manage/convert the database and develop with VS 2005. That's not really great but it works. Thanks!
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