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SqlCeResultSet Class

An updateable, scrollable, and bindable cursor.

Namespace: System.Data.SqlServerCe
Assembly: System.Data.SqlServerCe (in

public class SqlCeResultSet : SqlCeDataReader, IEnumerable, IListSource
public class SqlCeResultSet extends SqlCeDataReader implements IEnumerable, IListSource
public class SqlCeResultSet extends SqlCeDataReader implements IEnumerable, IListSource
Not applicable.

In earlier versions of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition (formerly SQL Server CE), to bind controls to data, you had to use a DataSet. While a SqlCeDataReader provides better performance than a DataSet, it is a forward-only, non-updateable cursor. In SQL Server Compact Edition, the SqlCeResultSet provides a combination of functionality: the updateability and scrollability of the DataSet plus performance similar to a SqlCeDataReader.

To create a SqlCeResultSet, you must call the ExecuteResultSet method rather than using the object's constructor.

The ResultSetOptions let you specify the scrollabilty, updatability, and sensitivity (which determines if the SqlCeResultSet sees changes made by itself or others) of the SqlCeResultSet.

In the following example, a new Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition database is created. A SqlCeResultSet is then initialized to populate the dataset with data.

SqlCeConnection conn = null;


    SqlCeEngine engine = new SqlCeEngine("Data Source = Test.sdf");

    conn = new SqlCeConnection("Data Source = Test.sdf");

    SqlCeCommand cmd = conn.CreateCommand();
    cmd.CommandText = "CREATE TABLE myTable (col1 INT, col2 MONEY, col3 NVARCHAR(200))";

    cmd.CommandText = "SELECT * FROM myTable";

    SqlCeResultSet rs = cmd.ExecuteResultSet(ResultSetOptions.Updatable | 

    SqlCeUpdatableRecord rec = rs.CreateRecord();

    rec.SetInt32(0, 34);
    rec.SetDecimal(1, (decimal)44.66);
    rec.SetString(2, "Sample text");

catch (Exception e)


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