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Microsoft links free SQL database with ASP.Net

Aug 12, 2015

Microsoft is enabling its free SQL CE (SQL Server Compact Edition) database to work within ASP.Net Web applications, thus providing a lightweight database option for ASP.Net Web development.SQL CE 4 provides an easy, lightweight database option that you'll now be able to use with ASP.Net applications. It will enable you to get started on projects quickly without having to install a full database on your local development box. SQL CE works with .Net-based data APIs and supports a query syntax similar to SQL Server. Developers can use existing data APIs, such as ADO.Net, as well as technologies like Entity Framework with SQL CE.

Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Web Developer 2010 Express will add SQL CE 4 tooling support for ASP.Net.SQL CE does not require you to run a setup or install a database server in order to use it. You can now simply copy the SQL CE binaries into the \bin directory of your ASP.Net application, and then your Web application can run and use it as a database engine.No setup or extra security permissions are required for it to run. You do not need to have an administrator account on the machine. It just works.

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