SqlCeCommandBuilder Class

Provides a means of automatically generating single-table commands used to reconcile changes made to a DataSet with the associated Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition database. This class cannot be inherited.

Namespace: System.Data.SqlServerCe
Assembly: System.Data.SqlServerCe (in system.data.sqlserverce.dll)

Public NotInheritable Class SqlCeCommandBuilder
	Inherits DbCommandBuilder
Dim instance As SqlCeCommandBuilder

public final class SqlCeCommandBuilder extends DbCommandBuilder
public final class SqlCeCommandBuilder extends DbCommandBuilder
Not applicable.

You can create a SqlCeCommandBuilder object to automatically generate Transact-SQL statements for single-table updates if you set the SelectCommand property.

The SqlCeCommandBuilder registers itself as a listener for RowUpdating events whenever you set the DataAdapter property. You can only associate one SqlCeDataAdapter or SqlCeCommandBuilder object with each other at one time.

To generate INSERT, UPDATE, or DELETE statements, the SqlCeCommandBuilder uses the SelectCommand property to retrieve a required set of metadata automatically. If you change the SelectCommand after the metadata is retrieved (for example, after the first update), you should call the RefreshSchema method to update the metadata.

The SelectCommand must also return at least one primary key or unique column. If none are present, an InvalidOperation exception is generated, and the commands are not generated.

The SqlCeCommandBuilder also uses the Connection and Transaction properties referenced by the SelectCommand. You should call RefreshSchema if any of these properties are modified, or if the SelectCommand itself is replaced. Otherwise, the InsertCommand, UpdateCommand, and DeleteCommand properties retain their previous values.

If you call Dispose, the SqlCeCommandBuilder is disassociated from the SqlCeDataAdapter, and the generated commands are no longer used.

The following example uses the SqlCeCommand, along with SqlCeDataAdapter and SqlCeConnection, to select rows from a data source. The example is passed a connection string, a query string, and a string that is the name of the database table. The example then creates a SqlCeCommandBuilder. That command builder is then used by the data adapter to update the modified DataSet in the local database.

    Dim conn As New SqlCeConnection("Data Source = MyDatabase.sdf")

    Dim cmd As SqlCeCommand = conn.CreateCommand()
    cmd.CommandText = "SELECT * FROM employees"

    Dim adp As New SqlCeDataAdapter(cmd)

    Dim cb As New SqlCeCommandBuilder()
    cb.DataAdapter = adp


    Dim ds As New DataSet("test")

    ' Modify the contents of the DataSet
    ds.Tables(0).Rows(0)("First Name") = "Joe"


Catch e1 As Exception
End Try


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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