SQL Server Compact/SQLite Toolbox add-in for Visual Studio. This add-in adds several features to help your embedded database development efforts: Scripting of tables and data, import from SQL Server and CSV files and much, much more.
Invaluable tool for SQL Server Compact databases. The editor has now more capabilities which is important. Welcome fix for Save button which now does not open Save File dialog! SQL Server Compact Toolbox is just "must have"! Thanks, Erik! :)
1. Right click some table in the toolbox, and choose one of the "Script as..." menu items, and a new tab pops up with default script to get you started. I usually type "ctrl a" to select all, and then immediately type "s" because I plan to type "select foo from bar etc..." But what happens is it pops up the save-as dialog box. You need to close it and then it also hijacks the uppercase/lowercase "s" and "S" for some reason, so you need to close the tab and try again.
2. In VS tool windows, I don't have the "Properties" tool window open ever. I always close it because it takes up space and I don't use it. When I open VS (this only happens once, when you first open VS), I go to the tool window for the sqlce toolbox, I click the "+" to expand my db, click the "+" to expand the "Tables" node, it then automatically opens the "Properties" tool window, and switches to it. I just close it and forget about it, but it happens every time. Wonder why?
Thanks for reporting this, suggest you use this link for error reports: https://sqlcetoolbox.codeplex.com/WorkItem/Create - I have logged issue 1. Re 2 - you can disable this via the Settings dialog (DisplayObjectProperties)
In the next version, please consider adding a button "New" to the menu - the one which has open, save, save as, execute, execute + plan, etc...
Right now when I need a new window I must go into the toolbox, and right click something, and clear out the automatic stuff in the new window, and so on.
Would be easier with just a "new" button for a new blank window! :-)
Thanks for the great suggestion, this will be in the next daily (and release) - there already is a menu item to do this, but only on the database level named "Open SQL editor" - but I will add it to the Table context menu
Oh then maybe I'm doing something wrong? All I have in my menu is:
open, save, save as, execute, execute + plan, estimated plan, parse, search, ignore ddl errors...
I am referring to that menu that shows at the top of the editing tab. It has icons and text.
But there is no "new" window/tab button in there?
Hi, I installed the tool, but cannot expand the database to see the tables, etc.
I'm using VS 2015 Community and created a database in toolbox and after created tables with code first. The database is there, but I cannot expand it and see the tables of the database.
You were right! I've created the DB through the toolbox and when the solution was built it created other DB in Debug folder, but until now I didn't know that. Now I pointed the toolbox to the correct .sdf file and all is OK.
Thanks very much for your hint!!!
I tried creating a project to test your tool. First, when I display the about box, I notice a bunch of 'no' (see http://i58.tinypic.com/2dv5p4k.jpg). I've already pressed 'Register DDEX Providers' button. Second, when I try to add a new datasource in my project to access a sqlite db file, your tool doesn't show up in the 'Choose provider' window. How to fix that ?
trying to get rid of my problem, I get an error, this time from YOUR tool: I chose Script Database from the menu and then Script Database schema. See http://i59.tinypic.com/2lsxgxs.jpg for the error. The db is a valid one though, it's been created by a video game and can be opened with any sqlite browser tool...
Hi, I was using C# 2010 with SQL Compact on an old laptop and recently bought a new laptop with WIndows 8 and installed Visual Studio 2015. The database program I developed on the old laptop doesn't run under VS 2015 since I don't have SQL Compact on it.
Is there some easy to find and understand how to get SQL CE on 2015? I seem to be in a tailspin trying to figure it out.
Also, this toolbox is a VS extension and can someone point me in the right direction to install this?
Thanks Ron R
To get SQL CE Installed, just install the required runtime as described here: https://sqlcetoolbox.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=Known%20Issues&referringTitle=Documentation - and then install VS 2015 Community (not Express), and then you can simply install the Toolbox from the "Tools, Extensions and Updates" menu
Anytime I want to add a LINQ to SQL for my SQL compact 3.5, I get this error message:
SQL Server Compact - Couldn't find SqlMetal in the expected location: bin\NETFX 4.0 Tools\sqlmetal.exe;
Can you help me?
Thank you in advance
I have found the location but SqlMetal.exe wasn't there at all:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0A\Bin\NETFX 4.0 (The tool points to that file path location.)
1 - I uninstalled the extension and reinstalled it thinking that all the default files will be added; but no luck.
However I found other versions where the SqlMetal.exe already exists
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v8.1A\bin\NETFX 4.5.1 Tools
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v10.0A\bin\NETFX 4.6 Tools
2 - How can I change the path so SQL Server Compact/SQLite Toolbox will point to one of the versions where the SqlMetal.exe already exists ?
Apologies if this has been answered elsewhere, but I wasn't able to find out after doing some web searching. I'm trying to insert into a .sdf database from an external CSV file. When I try the BULK INSERT command, it appears to not be supported.
SQL Server Compact gives me:
Error Code: 80040E14
Message : There was an error parsing the query. [ Token line number = 1,Token line offset = 1,Token in error = BULK ]
Minor Err.: 25501
Source : SQL Server Compact ADO.NET Data Provider
Num. Par. : 1
Num. Par. : 1
Err. Par. : BULK
What's the recommended way to do a bulk insert? I'm runnign version 4.3.0 on VS2015 Thanks!
Installed SQL Server Compact/SQLite Toolbox but in my version of VS, the option SQL Server Compact/SQLite Toolbox in the menu Tools shows that SQLCE 4.0 & 3.5 is missing. My question is why? In menu Tools\Extension and Updates it shows that version 4.2 is installed.
Some more information in order to understand my problem is when I right click "Data Connections" it is not possible to add SQL Compact 3.5.... as well as 4.0 option. Only possibility is to Add SQLite Connection...
Many thanks in advance for your reply.