SQL-DMO Syntax Conventions
SQL-DMO typographical conventions are based on those used in Microsoft® Visual Basic® reference materials.
|UPPERCASE||Transact-SQL statements, macro names, and terms used at the operating system level.|
|Sample command lines and program code.|
|italic||Information that the user or the application must provide.|
|bold||SQL-DMO objects; object events, methods or properties; data types; and other syntax that must be typed exactly as shown.|
Note Automation allows SQL-DMO to expose object properties, methods, events, and constants through intelligent and easy-to-use automation controllers, simplifying the development task.
When using an automation controller, such as Visual Basic, assistance built into the controller exposes SQL-DMO object properties, methods, and events as defined, and prompts for required or optional parameters as part of the development process. When using C or C++, every object property and method appears as an object member function, and the distinction disappears.
The SQL-DMO documentation is directed at the user of an automation controller. Properties are documented as properties, not member functions. Prototypes for SQL-DMO object member functions are included in each topic for the C or C++ developer.