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- VistaDB 4.x Product Information
General information about the VistaDB 4.x embedded database engine and links to more specific topics.
List of recent changes to the product.
VistaDB Connection Strings
Data Migration Wizard
VistaDB 4.x Datasheet
VistaDB 4.x Data Tools
Screenshots of VistaDB being used with Visual Studio, stand alone Data Builder and more.
Third Party Tools
Tools and companies that support VistaDB within their products.
Visual Studio Integration with Server Explorer
What you get with VistaDB
- Technical documents
Technical documentation including specs and limitations of the database engine.
VistDB 4 Engine Specifications
- Database specifications and limits
VistaDB 4 Datatypes
- VistaDB 4 Datatypes compared to SQL Server
- What is an embedded database, including examples of application types.
Serverless database design
- In process databases are different than client server systems.
Zero configuration database
- Can your database engine xcopy deploy and run without touching the system registry or installing other components?
SQL syntax supported
- Partial list of the TSQL syntax supported by VistaDB
VDB4 Engine Features
- Features for the database engine
Managed Code Review
- Why is managed and typesafe code so important?
VistaDB is 64 bit
- Windows combined 32 and 64 bit native data support is unique to VistaDB
- Limits imposed by the change to a database pagesize.
- Compare VistaDB to other databases
Comparison pages showing various database products and how they compare to VistaDB
Compare VistaDB to Microsoft SQL CE
VistaDB supports more of the TSQL syntax than SQL CE, and has support for TSQL Procs, CLR Procs, updateable views, and much more.
Compare VistaDB to Enterprise Servers like SQL Server
Sometimes you need a server, sometimes you don't. Many companies want to support both the enterprise and desktop market from one codebase, we can do that.
Compare VistaDB to Jet / MDAC / Access
Lack of 64 bit Access and problems with deploying a 200MB runtime are common reasons users switch to VistaDB from Microsoft Access.
Compare VistaDB to Sqlite
Sqlite is an unmanaged C public domain project.
Compare VistaDB to midrange servers
Compare VistaDB to DAO, RDO, and other older Microsoft data technologies
Compare VistaDB to SQL Server Express
SQL Server Express is a great product for business users, but doesn't install well as a desktop database.
Compare VistaDB to XBase and FoxPro
Compare VistaDB to XML data storage
Serializing your data to disk may work for 100 items, but does not scale well, and will not allow complex searching and sorting of the data without loading it into memory.
VistaDB Online Help File
Online version of the VistaDB 4 help file, including the API documentation, HOWTO topics, and general help.
- Get started with VistaDB today
Partial List of VistaDB Customers
Want to see who uses VistaDB? We have a huge customer list and display some of them here.
- Tutorials and Sample Database Operations
Tutorials ranging from database operations, data migration, and more.
VistaDB 4 Entity Framework Quick Start Video
ADO.NET Data Services with VistaDB for Quick Client/Server Applications
Using SQL Server Import and Export Wizard with VistaDB
ADO.NET Factory Objects in your appconfig
Using SQL Server Integration Services to Migrate VistaDB 4 Data
Using Generic ADO.NET Data Factories
Simple Entity Framework Samples
Database CRUD operations for Entity Framework using C# code. Shows each of the basic operations in EF through a simple model.
Expose OData using WCF and Entity Framework
Example exposing OData with an entity framework model with WCF data services. Includes using LINQPad to communicate with WCF Data Service.
Common C# Database Operations
Common operations like using a ConnectionString, parameterized queries, using a DataAdapter to fill a dataset, using GetSchema, and ConnectionStringBuilder.
C# database CRUD sample
Database CRUD operations sample using C# code. Shows to execute SQL code against a VistaDBConnection object.
Getting Started with VistaDB
Video and instructions on how to migrate the Northwind.mdb database from Access to VistaDB.
Inserting rows with C#
C# code samples on performing database inserts using ADO.Net through SQL commands, and DDA access direct insert methods.
Inserting rows with VB.Net
VB.Net code samples on performing database inserts using ADO.Net through SQL commands, and DDA access direct insert methods.
DBA Sample Tool with C# source
Sample with source that may be customized to your application for tech support or end user administration functions.
Using VistaDB with a website
Information on using VistaDB and the VistaDB Membership Providers on an ASP.Net website.
CLR Proc and Function overview
Overview of SQL CLR functions and why you might want to use them.
C# source for the CLR Procedures and Functions
Source code for the methods used as a part of the CLR Proc Sample Application
Loading assemblies for use as CLR Proc and Functions
Different ways to load a CLR Assembly into the database for use as either CLR Procs or Functions.
Register methods for use as CLR Proc and Functions
Different ways to register CLR methods from loaded assemblies in the database.
Calling CLR Functions and Procedures from C# code
Calling CLR Procs and Functions using C# code with VistaDB 4.
Sample project intro and video for CLR Procs
Intro text and video explaining the CLR Proc sample with a quick walkthrough of the project.
Sample CLR Proc exposing .Net Regex
Text and video explaining how to build a CLR Proc that exposes dot net RegEx class to SQL through a custom SqlFunction.
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