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Hi all,

I need to write app which using MDB files.
Can any one help me with that?

1. Can C# create MDB File(with or without ADOX)? or do i have to create
it manually?
2. How do i set ADOX?
3. Do I have to use SQL or i can use APIs?
4. Can I read/write to this file?
5. is there a C# class that handles MDB file?
6. is there any good tutorial for that?

this file is not shared and has only one table with about 8 coloumns.

thanks for the help,

Dec 14 '06 #1
6 21979
1) Stolen from Google:
1. Open a new Visual C# .NET console application.

2. In the Solution Explorer window, right-click the References node and
select
Add Reference.

3. In the Add Reference dialog box, click the COM tab and select
Microsoft ADO
Ext. 2.7 for DDL and Security. Click Select to add it to the "Selected
Components". Click OK.

4. Delete all of the code from the code window for Class1.cs.

5. Copy the following code and paste it into the code window:

using System;
using ADOX;

namespace ConsoleApplication1
{
class Class1
{
[STAThread]
static void Main(string[] args)
{
ADOX.CatalogClass cat = new ADOX.CatalogClass();

cat.Create("Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;" +
"Data Source=D:\\AccessDB\\NewMDB.mdb;" +
"Jet OLEDB:Engine Type=5");

Console.WriteLine("Database Created Successfully");

cat = null;

}
}
}

6. Change the path to the new .mdb file as appropriate. Press F5 to
build and
run the project.

The new .mdb file will be created in Access 2000 (Jet 4.0) format. For
a
different Jet format, see "References."
2) ADOX is Microsoft ADO Ext. 2.x for DDL and Security. You add a
reference in the COM section (It's a COM library)

3) You'll have to know SQL to use the API's, look at the look up
System.Data.OleDb.OleDbConnection for a starting point.

4) System.Data.OleDb.OleDb.OleDbCommand, OleDbDataReader and all the
other objects in that space.

5) Yep, all everything in System.Data.OleDb

6) Check CodeProject.com they have excellent tutorials.
Er********@gmail.com wrote:
Hi all,

I need to write app which using MDB files.
Can any one help me with that?

1. Can C# create MDB File(with or without ADOX)? or do i have to create
it manually?
2. How do i set ADOX?
3. Do I have to use SQL or i can use APIs?
4. Can I read/write to this file?
5. is there a C# class that handles MDB file?
6. is there any good tutorial for that?

this file is not shared and has only one table with about 8 coloumns.

thanks for the help,
Dec 14 '06 #2
<Er********@gmail.comwrote in message
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I need to write app which using MDB files.
Can any one help me with that?

1. Can C# create MDB File(with or without ADOX)? or do i have to create
it manually?
2. How do i set ADOX?
3. Do I have to use SQL or i can use APIs?
4. Can I read/write to this file?
5. is there a C# class that handles MDB file?
6. is there any good tutorial for that?

this file is not shared and has only one table with about 8 coloumns.
Is the .mdb file always the same when it's first created? If so, all you
need to do is use something like Access to create the .mdb file they way you
need it, embed it in your project as an embedded resource, and then extract
it whenever you need to "create" a new .mdb file - no need for messing
around with ADOX at all...
Dec 14 '06 #3

Mark Rae wrote:
<Er********@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11*********************@79g2000cws.googlegrou ps.com...
I need to write app which using MDB files.
Can any one help me with that?

1. Can C# create MDB File(with or without ADOX)? or do i have to create
it manually?
2. How do i set ADOX?
3. Do I have to use SQL or i can use APIs?
4. Can I read/write to this file?
5. is there a C# class that handles MDB file?
6. is there any good tutorial for that?

this file is not shared and has only one table with about 8 coloumns.

Is the .mdb file always the same when it's first created? If so, all you
need to do is use something like Access to create the .mdb file they way you
need it, embed it in your project as an embedded resource, and then extract
it whenever you need to "create" a new .mdb file - no need for messing
around with ADOX at all...
Hi Mark Rae and DeveloperX ,

thanks for your reply.
Mark,

Yes, the .mdb file is always the same when it's first created. if I
embedded the MDB
file, with what control APIs can I access it? I only need limited APIs.
Such as, add record, to different coloumns, deleted recored etc'...

Dec 14 '06 #4

DeveloperX wrote:
1) Stolen from Google:
1. Open a new Visual C# .NET console application.

2. In the Solution Explorer window, right-click the References node and
select
Add Reference.

3. In the Add Reference dialog box, click the COM tab and select
Microsoft ADO
Ext. 2.7 for DDL and Security. Click Select to add it to the "Selected
Components". Click OK.

4. Delete all of the code from the code window for Class1.cs.

5. Copy the following code and paste it into the code window:

using System;
using ADOX;

namespace ConsoleApplication1
{
class Class1
{
[STAThread]
static void Main(string[] args)
{
ADOX.CatalogClass cat = new ADOX.CatalogClass();

cat.Create("Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;" +
"Data Source=D:\\AccessDB\\NewMDB.mdb;" +
"Jet OLEDB:Engine Type=5");

Console.WriteLine("Database Created Successfully");

cat = null;

}
}
}

6. Change the path to the new .mdb file as appropriate. Press F5 to
build and
run the project.

The new .mdb file will be created in Access 2000 (Jet 4.0) format. For
a
different Jet format, see "References."
2) ADOX is Microsoft ADO Ext. 2.x for DDL and Security. You add a
reference in the COM section (It's a COM library)

3) You'll have to know SQL to use the API's, look at the look up
System.Data.OleDb.OleDbConnection for a starting point.

4) System.Data.OleDb.OleDb.OleDbCommand, OleDbDataReader and all the
other objects in that space.

5) Yep, all everything in System.Data.OleDb

6) Check CodeProject.com they have excellent tutorials.
Er********@gmail.com wrote:
Hi all,

I need to write app which using MDB files.
Can any one help me with that?

1. Can C# create MDB File(with or without ADOX)? or do i have to create
it manually?
2. How do i set ADOX?
3. Do I have to use SQL or i can use APIs?
4. Can I read/write to this file?
5. is there a C# class that handles MDB file?
6. is there any good tutorial for that?

this file is not shared and has only one table with about 8 coloumns.

thanks for the help,
I need this MDB access to use it with windowsapplication. Can i still
use it?

Dec 14 '06 #5
I would not import the ADODB library.

..Net data access is much different from ADO/vb6.

Search for
"datareader" "dataset" and "access" "mdb"

You'll find better ways to talk to the database.

As far as creation, if you need to create one, then have a seperate assembly
which references adodb.
But the "resource" idea is a better one. You don't want to mess with adodb
in .Net if you don't have to.

HEre was a match
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...ffice.11).aspx
<Er********@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11*********************@79g2000cws.googlegrou ps.com...
Hi all,

I need to write app which using MDB files.
Can any one help me with that?

1. Can C# create MDB File(with or without ADOX)? or do i have to create
it manually?
2. How do i set ADOX?
3. Do I have to use SQL or i can use APIs?
4. Can I read/write to this file?
5. is there a C# class that handles MDB file?
6. is there any good tutorial for that?

this file is not shared and has only one table with about 8 coloumns.

thanks for the help,

Dec 14 '06 #6
<Er********@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11*********************@j72g2000cwa.googlegro ups.com...

Eran,
Yes, the .mdb file is always the same when it's first created. if I
embedded the MDB
file, with what control APIs can I access it? I only need limited APIs.
Such as, add record, to different coloumns, deleted recored etc'...
Ah - I assumed your problem was limited to "creating" an mdb file, not
actually interfacing with one...

An embedded resource must first be extracted and saved to the file system
before it can be used:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Prog..._21214299.html

The fact that you use the term "control APIs" makes me wonder how much you
understand about the databases and the .NET Framework...

There are no "control APIs" per se - for a C# WinForms app to talk to a Jet
database (because that's what an mdb file is), you use ADO.NET and OleDb:
http://www.google.co.uk/search?sourc...%22C%23%22+MDB

I suggest you get a copy of this:
http://www.amazon.com/Beginning-2005...e=UTF8&s=books
Dec 14 '06 #7

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