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Server Explorer - Add Data Connection - Add new Data Provider to l

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Does anyone know how to add a new data provider to Visual Studio - to the
Provider list in Server Explorer. I am using Sybase's ADO.NET Data Provider.
It has been added to my GAC and appears in my References.
However, I would like to add the provider to the Provider list in Server
Explorer. Thanks.
~Marsha
Nov 16 '05 #1
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Hi Marsha,

The ability to connect directly to ADO .NET providers is not supported in
Visual Studio .NET 2003; you can only use OLE DB providers here. In Visual
Studio .NET 2005, however, we have replaced the data connection
architecture with a new, extensible mechanism that allows any kind of data
provider to add and enhance their design time experience inside Visual
Studio. That is, in order for the Sybase .NET data provider to appear and
be functional from within the Server Explorer, Sybase or a data provider
extender would need to supply some extra features that provide design time
support for the provider.

I hope this answers your question.

Thanks,
Stephen Provine
VS Data Team [MSFT]

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Does anyone know how to add a new data provider to Visual Studio - to the
Provider list in Server Explorer. I am using Sybase's ADO.NET Data Provider. It has been added to my GAC and appears in my References.
However, I would like to add the provider to the Provider list in Server
Explorer. Thanks.
~Marsha


Nov 16 '05 #2

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