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VB.NET standard : can it connect to sql server 2000 from within the IDE?

topic.
Can the VB.NET standard 2003 version connect to SQL server
2000 from within the IDE. I read reviews on the software
that said that it couldn't. I would like to confirm this.
Here is a review that states such:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-
/B000089GKW/002-5297748-8193665?v=glance
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Reviewer: TW Scannell from Sisters, Oregon United States
For the money, I guess I can't complain. The standard
edition is a fraction of the cost of the "full meal deal",
but wish that MS wasn't so deceptive with their
advertising. Microsoft's web page for VB.Net 2003 standard
edtion displays all the features of the full blown version
and none of the limitations that are in the standard
version are listed. Given that, I would still buy it as
this is my only choice. The one big limitation is that the
standard edtion will not talk to a real SQL server data
base. It will hook up to a MSDE database. I did discover
that I can talk to an Access database that has tables
linked to a SQL server database, so you can fake it, but I
can't do Stored procs.
MS used to have a page that listed the differences between
versions, but I can't find it now. I don't think you can
develop mobile applications either.

Good luck
------------------------------------------
The MSDE is not an option.

Thanks for any info you can provide.
-K
Nov 20 '05 #1
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I have the standard version and it talks to SQL server,
no problem.

regards

dermot
-----Original Message-----
topic.
Can the VB.NET standard 2003 version connect to SQL server2000 from within the IDE. I read reviews on the software
that said that it couldn't. I would like to confirm this.Here is a review that states such:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-
/B000089GKW/002-5297748-8193665?v=glance
----------------------------------------
Reviewer: TW Scannell from Sisters, Oregon United StatesFor the money, I guess I can't complain. The standard
edition is a fraction of the cost of the "full meal deal",but wish that MS wasn't so deceptive with their
advertising. Microsoft's web page for VB.Net 2003 standardedtion displays all the features of the full blown versionand none of the limitations that are in the standard
version are listed. Given that, I would still buy it as
this is my only choice. The one big limitation is that thestandard edtion will not talk to a real SQL server data
base. It will hook up to a MSDE database. I did discover
that I can talk to an Access database that has tables
linked to a SQL server database, so you can fake it, but Ican't do Stored procs.
MS used to have a page that listed the differences betweenversions, but I can't find it now. I don't think you can
develop mobile applications either.

Good luck
------------------------------------------
The MSDE is not an option.

Thanks for any info you can provide.
-K
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Nov 20 '05 #2

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