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Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 Books Online and Samples

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  • Version: 3.5.5386.0
  • Category: Document
  • Language: English

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 and Samples for SQL Server Compact 3.5

  • SQL Server Compact 3.5 Books Online provides in-depth information about the features of the product. In addition to the Books Online, the sample applications helps to ramp up quickly on SQL Server Compact technology and an easy way to build applications rapidly.

    For information about Microsoft Synchronization Services for ADO.Net v1.0 download the Books Online

    Post feedback and questions to SQL Server Compact 3.5 MSDN Forum and Synchronization Services for ADO.Net MSDN Forum

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ReadmeSSC35-ENU.htmd07ea423955b75af98f588ae223665719d86e19811 KB
SSCEBOL-ENU.msicc56bf247525917dc106c37ecaefddc142a6499b15.92 MB

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System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Windows Vista, Windows XP Service Pack 2

Installation Instructions

    1. To download the Books Online, begin by installing .NET Framework 2.0. Download one of the versions from the System Requirements section.

    2. Click SSCEBOL-ENU.msi or the samples from the Files In This Download section.

    3. Do one of the following:

      • To start the installation immediately, click Run.

      • To save the download to your computer for installation later, click Save.

      • To cancel the installation, click Cancel.

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