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How to: Enable Capture Mode in Visual Basic .NET

SQL Server 2005

This section describes enable capture mode Microsoft Visual Basic .NET.

The code example enables capture mode, and then displays commands held in the capture buffer.

  1. Start Visual Studio 2005.

  2. From the File menu, select New Project. The New Project dialog box appears.

  3. In the Project Types pane, select Visual Basic. In the Templates pane, select Console Application.

  4. (Optional) In the Name box, type the name of the new application.

  5. Click OK to load the Visual Basic console application template.

  6. On the Project menu, select Add Reference item. The Add Reference dialog box appears. Select Browse and locate the SMO assemblies in the C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\SDK\Assemblies folder. Select the following files:

    Microsoft.SqlServer.ConnectionInfo.dll

    Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo.dll

    Microsoft.SqlServer.SqlEnum.dll

    Microsoft.SqlServer.SmoEnum.dll

  7. On the View menu, click Code.-Or-Select the Module1.vb window to display the code window.

  8. In the code, before any declarations, type the following Imports statements to qualify the types in the SMO namespace:

    Imports Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
    Imports Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Common
    
  9. Insert the code that follows this procedure into the main program.

  10. Run and build the application.

'Connect to the local, default instance of SQL Server.
Dim srv As Server
srv = New Server
'Set the execution mode to CaptureSql for the connection.
srv.ConnectionContext.SqlExecutionModes = SqlExecutionModes.CaptureSql
'Make a modification to the server that is to be captured.
srv.UserOptions.AnsiNulls = True
srv.Alter()
'Iterate through the strings in the capture buffer and display the captured statements.
Dim s As String
For Each s In srv.ConnectionContext.CapturedSql.Text
    Console.WriteLine(s)
Next
'Execute the captured statements.
srv.ConnectionContext.ExecuteNonQuery(srv.ConnectionContext.CapturedSql.Text)
'Revert to immediate execution mode. 
srv.ConnectionContext.SqlExecutionModes = SqlExecutionModes.ExecuteSql

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