The NorthwindOleDb sample application is not available when you install SQL Server Mobile Edition from a SQL Server 2005 installation

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SYMPTOMS
NorthwindOleDb is a Microsoft Visual C++ for Devices sample application that illustrates how to use the OLE DB to create and to interact with a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Mobile Edition database.

When you install SQL Server Mobile Edition from a SQL Server 2005 installation, you may notice that the NorthwindOleDb sample application is not available.
CAUSE
The NorthwindOleDb sample application is installed when SQL Server Mobile Edition is installed together with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005. When you install SQL Server Mobile Edition through SQL Server 2005, the NorthwindOleDb sample application is not installed.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue, install Visual Studio 2005 by using the Smart Device Programmability install option. When you select the Smart Device Programmability install option, the Setup program installs a set of programming tools for SQL Server 2005 Mobile Edition. These programming tools include the NorthwindOleDb sample application.

By default, the NorthwindOleDb sample application is installed to the following folder:
Drive:\Program files\Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Mobile Edition\Samples\NorthwindOleDb
Note Drive represents the system disk.
STATUS
This behavior is by design.
Properties

Article ID: 909751 - Last Review: 01/15/2015 16:31:01 - Revision: 3.2

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