Wednesday, October 27, 2010

SQL Compact 4.0 CTP + NuPack = Painless project package plus’age

Everything SQL Server Compact - SQL Compact 4.0 now available as a .zip file

“With the recent release of NuPack beta, SQL Server Compact 4.0 CTP is now available as a .zip file. a feature requested by many users: since SQL Server Compact is just a collection of DLL files, why do you need to install an MSI to get hold of these DLL files.

NuPack has the purpose of simplifying the process of incorporating third party libraries into a .NET application during development. An introduction to NuPack is available here.

You can download the NuPack add-in here.

Once you have downloaded the add-in, you can add the SQLCE package from the References context menu in Solution Explorer, using the new “Add Package Reference” dialog:


Yeah, I know… “plus’age?” I spent way to long looking for a better way to tie up the title and just gave up, deal with it… LOL :P


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