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Occasionally Connected Data Sample

Visual Studio 2008

This sample demonstrates how to use Microsoft Synchronization Services for ADO.NET for two-tier download-only synchronization. The sample is designed for the version of Synchronization Services that is included with Visual Studio 2008. The sample solution contains a single project that includes the UI form, data access code, and synchronization agent code.

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To run the sample

  1. Run the server database script that is in the SQL Scripts folder under the project root. This sets up the tables for change tracking.

  2. Open the sample solution in Visual Studio.

  3. Change the server connection string to connect to the Northwind database on your test server:

    1. Double-click the My Project node for each project.

    2. Click Settings.

    3. Change the connection string.

  4. Press F5 to build and run the sample.

This sample requires that you have the Northwind database installed on a test server. For more information, see How to: Install and Troubleshoot Database Components for Samples.

The sample demonstrates synchronization. Click Synchronize in the sample application. This downloads data from the server to the .sdf file. Next, make data changes in the server data grid, and then click the save button.

Click Synchronize again to download your changes to the client.