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Support Sql Server Compact in Visual Studio 2013

please bring back visual studio 2013 tools for sql server compact and improvement capebilities of tools and sql server compact. please add trigger and prosedual sql feature to sql server compact. over milion application data stored in sql server compact database and need continue supporting this tools

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    Mojtaba KavianiMojtaba Kaviani shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • GeorgeGeorge commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes.... I loved that was easy to deploy and all of a customers data was in one file. I've seen professional programming teams that I managed struggle to get SQL proper to install, uninstall and reinstall properly on many customer equipment. Which made very expensive to buy tool a pain in the #@%$. I've seen small developers struggle with many customers having problems with MS Jet databases. MS finally got it right with SQL CE..... so naturally the next thing they do is to mess it up. I'd rather roll back my dev tools and not use the latest VS rather than go away from using SQLCE. In fact, I'm done wasting time with this and proceeding to uninstall the latest VS right now. Fools!

      • ErikEJErikEJ commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You can use my free SQL Server Compact Toolbox add-in. If you miss anything or it does not Work for you, please let me know via the issue tracker på Codeplex

      • BillyBilly commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        IBM lost itself in the corporate world, opening a gap for the PC and Microsoft to move in, making computing available to the man in the street. Now history seems to be repeating itself with Microsoft itself getting lost in the corporate world.

        The man in the street applications don't want to have to install other stuff like SQL Server to be able to run. Having to install the correct version of the dot net framework is complicated enough. The compact model was ideal. Simply copy the executable and a data file and you're done (except for the correct version of the dot net framework of course).

      • Maik PreussMaik Preuss commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Sql Server Compact Supports NaN and Infinity Values. SQL Server Express does not. This is a show stopper for my report application.

      • wavemasterwavemaster commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I also vote to have full sql CE support in 2013 and any upcoming version.

        We need to ask ourselves why this is happening. My theory is the folks at Microsoft are not involved with a long term effort that requires stability and maintainability.

        They appear to be writing tutorials and for that a new tool every now and then is really cool.

      • WildwylieWildwylie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please bring it back, I try ErikEJ add-on and have not been able to get SQL server CE working, it was so much easier when it was a part of Visual Studio. Sorry Erik I just don't get it...No offense

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We need some file-based, lightweight options for when there is no SQL Server instance available. Don't make us go back to using Access Databases for this!

      • CesarCesar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        LocalDb is not a replacement for the SQL CE. SQL CE is embeddable, while LocalDb is not.

        I dont't think they could deprecate something while there are no substitute to that.

        Make LocalDb embeddable or bring SQL CE back please.

      • Everything old is new again.Everything old is new again. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yeah taking it away was typical "Microsoft"... I'm working through a "not to old" book about C# and lo and behold... the whole quick and dirty "LocalDB" it relied upon is "poof" and "gone".

        Actually everyone using Microsoft products just need to realize that they have dedicated themselves and their skills and their tools to being obsoleted and replaced every so often at the business whims of Microsoft.

        If you don't like it... quit using Microsoft stuff... if you don't quit... get used to it and quit whining... and retrain yourself over and over.

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