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Check if SQL table exists from vb.net

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I need to check an SQl table exists from vb.net

I have seen lots of blogs but i can not get any of them to work in my code.

I have this which does not error, but i need to know what to add to do the check and drop the table if it exists

As SqlConnection = New SqlConnection(myserver details)
Dim cmd As SqlCommand
Dim con
 cmd = New SqlCommand("SELECT * FROM SYS.OBJECTS WHERE TYPE = 'u' AND NAME = 'temptbl_Stops'", con)
If con.State = ConnectionState.Closed Then con.Open()
cmd.ExecuteNonQuery()

Any help most welcome, i am a total novice as you have probably guessed
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cmd = New SqlCommand("SELECT OBJECT_ID('temptbl_Stops')")

If the result is non-null than the table exists.
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by:SweetingA
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Excellent thankyou, watch the next post, i am sure it will be easy for you
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