Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 Service Pack 2 Books Online
SQL Server Compact 3.5 is a small footprint in-process database engine that allows developers to build robust applications for Windows Desktops and Mobile Devices. This download contains the Books Online for the SP2 version of SQL Server Compact 3.5.
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SQL Server Compact 3.5 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Books Online (BOL) provides in-depth information about the features of the product. This BOL download also explains the sample applications, which provide an easy way to ramp up quickly on the SQL Server Compact technology, and to start building applications rapidly. Currently the following samples and files are available for SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2:
Northwind OLEDB Native Sample Application
Northwind.sdf database file
You can download these files from the Downloads tab on http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlce. The IBuySpy Delivery Sample Application is not yet available. Please continue to check this site for updates.
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7; Windows CE; Windows Mobile 2003 software for Pocket PCs; Windows Mobile 5.0; Windows Mobile 6; Windows Mobile 6.5 Standard; Windows Server 2003; Windows Server 2008; Windows Vista; Windows XP Service Pack 3
Microsoft .NET Framework: The Help viewer used by Books Online requires the Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0. Download one of the following versions of the .NET Framework 2.0:
Windows Installer: Windows Installer 3.0 is required to install SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 Books Online. Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 2 both include Windows Installer 3.0. For all other operating systems, you must first download and install Windows Installer 3.0.
Side-by-side installation: Installing different languages of the SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 Books Online in different folders on the same computer can result in problems. Install the different languages in the same folder and in case of any issue, reinstall the Books Online.