I must create a database-connection from a .NET-Framework-4-Application (written in C#) and with Visual-Studio 2012. My first problem is, to create in the Visual-Studio-2012 a datasource in the dataSource-Explorer. I can't see any Sql-Anywhere-database-connections/or connection-options. And the next question is - how could I create a db-connection to the Sql-Anywhere-11 - with OLE-Db-provider? native-database-provider? or other......
Please - have anyone a clue for my problem? Many thanks in advance some information & best regards Michael
For .NET applications, you generally want to use our SQL Anywhere ADO.NET Data Provider. (Found in
Have you had a chance to take a look through the Samples that come with SQL Anywhere? Inside the
Also note that SQL Anywhere 188.8.131.524 (GA) did not come with .NET Framework 4 support - that was available in a later EBF of 11.0.1. I would suggest that you obtain a build higher than 184.108.40.2060 to avoid CR #640109, to ensure that the v4 ADO.NET provider registers correctly once you have installed the EBF. (The EBF download website can be found here)
answered 21 Jan '13, 16:10