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Unable to connect pocket pc to database

Unable to connect pocket pc to database

Unable to connect pocket pc to database


I am trying to develop an application in VS 2008 (C#) that I can deploy to a pocket pc.  A simple hello world app works fine.  However, I need to be able to connect to our systems SQL tables on the network, or even an Access database.  Normally I would develop using odbc libraries, but I found that mobile devices (Windows CE) do not support this.  I then explored the SqlCe library (Microsoft SQL Server).  I found a whole walkthrough, but when I tried to run it crapped out at compile time saying it couldn't find sqlceme35.dll.  This is apparently a known problem but I have been unable to find a workaround.  Any ideas?

I was going to try to create a web project, but I found that VS-2008 no longer has a Mobile Forms designer which was upsetting since I've already lost most of my patience at this point.

I really just need to connect to and read from our network systems tables or an Access database from pocket pc.  Any pointers to a comprehensive and functional workthrough for VS 2008 would be appreciated greatly.



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