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Console Application Sample

This sample shows how to create console applications.

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To run this sample

  • Press F5.

The project includes an XML file as an embedded resource. The XML file contains the Products table of the Northwind database. The application loads an untyped dataset from the XML file. When the console application is run, it accepts input from the user that is either a product ID or "quit". If "quit" is entered, the console application ends. If a valid product ID is entered, its associated product information is displayed. If an invalid product ID is entered, an exception message is displayed.

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