In my first post on SQL Azure (SQL Azure: A First Contact) I talked about how you can access SQL Azure using SQL Server 2008 Management Studio (SSMS).
In this post, the journey continues with “walking” on the cloud using ADO .NET 🙂
Here’s the recipe!
- A valid SQL Azure CTP account
- Visual Studio 2008 SP1
- .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
- C# (or respective VB.NET) namespace: System.Data.SqlClient
Objects used from System.Data.SqlClient namespace:
- Step 1: Add namespace for using SqlClient
- Step 2: Set up connection to database
- Step 3: Open database connection
- Step 4: Set the T-SQL command(s) – Use the “SqlCommand” object
- Step 5: Open the SqlDataReader – Execute the T-SQL command(s)
- Step 6: Display the results (if any)
- Step 7: Close the SqlDataReader
- Step 8: Close the database connection
Source Code (for obvious reasons I removed the connection string from the source code file)
- You can find the sample source code for this post here.
- *Note: This sample code is for demo purposes and should not be used as production code.
- My example is based on the example in my previous post on SQL Azure (Database Name: sqlazure, table name: CLOUD_MSGS)
- For this post I used a new Visual C# “Console Application” project named ADO .NET – SQL Azure like in the following screenshot:
Screenshot of the output:
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Artemakis Artemiou is a Senior SQL Server Architect, Author, a 9 Times Microsoft Data Platform MVP (2009-2018) and a Udemy Instructor. He has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry in various roles. Artemakis is the founder of SQLNetHub and TechHowTos.com. Artemakis is the creator of the well-known software tools Snippets Generator and DBA Security Advisor. Also, he is the author of many eBooks on SQL Server. Artemakis currently serves as the President of the Cyprus .NET User Group (CDNUG) and the International .NET Association Country Leader for Cyprus (INETA). Moreover, Artemakis teaches on Udemy, you can check his courses here.