How to: Authoring a 64-bit ClickOnce Bootstrapper package in Visual Studio 2008 SP1

  Before going into further details first “Disclaimer: This is just to help and does not guaranty that this is approved my employer or me J”   Location of SQL Compact Bootstrapper         <BootstrapperDir>\Packages\SQL Server Compact Edition\<LocaleCultureDir>\ Where, ·         <BootstrapperDir>  can be found by reading [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\GenericBootstrapper\3.5]path value otherwise its default value is %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0A\Bootstrapper\ ….

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Sync Services optimizations

    There are some optimizations that can be done for an “Sync Services” sync scenario. These are, (might not be an exhaustive list) Small sync chunks (using smaller SyncGroups which are only absolutely necessary) Index creation on tracking and filtering columns Transfer encryption of data payload on web Batching the changes                  Filtering the data at various…

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Disclaimer

Disclaimer: The information in this weblog is provided “AS IS” with no warranties, and confers no rights.  This weblog does not represent the thoughts, intentions, plans or strategies of my employer.  It is solely our opinion.  Inappropriate comments will be deleted at the author’s discretion.  All code samples are provided “AS IS” without warranty of…

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Released – SQL Server Compact v3.5 SP1, SQL Server 2008 RTM, Visual Studio 2008 SP1, .NET Framework v3.5 SP1

Yes, all of them are released on August 11, 2008.  SQL Server Compact v3.5 SP1: What is new in this Service Pack? – Click here and here Where to download? SQL Server Compact v3.5 SP1 for Desktops (32-bit and 64-bit) SQL Server Compact v3.5 SP1 for Devices (all platforms & processors) Server Tools (32-bit and…


Insight into SQL Server Compact database corruptions

Database corruptions are often the most painful bugs to repro and debug. A good percentage of the SQL Server Compact bugs reported are in this category. However it so turns out that in majority of the cases Compact is not the culprit. Surprised!! Let us see why. How SQL Server Compact detects a file corruption? Compact database comprises of a…

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Katmai new datatypes support

In Katmai, new datatypes are introduced. Some of these (including some older types in Yukon) are supported for merge replication synching with SQL Compact in SQL Compact 3.5 SP1. These types are mapped to downlevel compatible types for SSC. These types and their mappings are, as follows:   SQL type                              Compact type                  Format                                Date                                     nvarchar(10)                   ‘yyyy-mm-dd’ Time                                     nvarchar(16)                   ‘hh:mi:ss.nnnnnnn” Datetime2                            nvarchar(27)                   ‘yyyy-mm-dd…

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Query performance

Understanding the reason for slowness of a SQL query and then tuning to boost it is a slightly complicated process, but it can be extremely rewarding in some cases. In this post, I am going to list down some ways in which you can tune the query performance for SQL Server Compact, along with pointers…

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Dropping Defaults (Column Constraint)

There were some recent changes that were done in regards to column defaults. In this blog entry I want to bring out, what used to happen and what happens now. I have discussed the case of dropping a default on a column in this post, however, in a case where you are facing problems dealing…

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My First Entity Application Against SQLCE

Now that SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1 Beta is released it’s time to take the first step, making your first entity application using SQLCE as a backend. In his previous post, Ambrish gave steps on how to install SQL Server Compact SP1 Beta, along with Ado.Net Entity Framework Beta 3 and writing a small program…

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Download available for SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1 Beta for ADO.Net Entity Framework Beta 3

The SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1 Beta for ADO.Net Entity Framework Beta 3 is available for download at Microsoft Download Center. To install SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1 Beta Release for ADO.NET Entity Framework Beta 3 Install ADO.NET Entity Framework Beta 3 from Microsoft Download Center. You must ensure that the pre-requisites specified on the…

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