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Building Applications with SQL Server 2008 Native Client

When developing an application that uses the SQL Server Native Client library, there are a number of issues that come into play. The topics in this section discuss many of these issues including upgrading from MDAC to SQL Server Native Client, using the SQL Server Native Client header and library files, and an overview of the various connection strings that can be used with SQL Server Native Client.

Installing SQL Server Native Client

Discusses how SQL Server Native Client is installed, the locations that various components are installed to, and how to uninstall SQL Server Native Client.

Components of SQL Server Native Client

Discusses the components that make up SQL Server Native Client including library, resource, help, and header files.

Using Connection String Keywords with SQL Server Native Client

Discusses the various types of connection strings that can be used when connecting to a database through SQL Server Native Client.

Using the SQL Server Native Client Header and Library Files

Discusses how to use the SQL Server Native Client header and library files within an application.

Updating an Application to SQL Server Native Client from MDAC

Discusses the differences between SQL Server Native Client and MDAC and issues that should be considered when upgrading from MDAC to SQL Server Native Client.

Updating an Application to SQL Server 2008 Native Client from SQL Server 2005 Native Client

Discusses issues that should be considered when upgrading from SQL Server 2005 Native Client to SQL Server 2008 Native Client.

Using ADO with SQL Server Native Client

Discusses how ADO can use SQL Server Native Client to access and use SQL Server functionality.

Support Policies for SQL Server Native Client in SQL Server 2008

Discusses how various data-access components can be used with different versions of SQL Server Native Client.

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