Migrating my files with mdf databases

Discussion in 'C#' started by ds2r, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. ds2r

    ds2r New Member

    Aug 30, 2010
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    Good day everyone!
    I'm still a noob with C#.NET so patience pls! :)

    I'm making a Windows Forms Application with a database from MS SQL 2005 Express.
    I want to transfer this projects with the database to another pc.
    What should I do? Should I transfer the database (.mdf and the log) from the MS SQL folder along with the project?

    I have this connection string inside the application

    @"Data Source="+Environment.MachineName+"\\SQLEXPRESS;Initial Catalog=BFootwear;Integrated Security=True;";
    I made the Environment.MachineName to get the datasource automatically. This was also automatically generated and I copy pasted it from the properties of the database in the server explorer.

    I also have a dataset in my application. Will it be affected?

    I tried it but I had i-cant-understand-why results. The connection string from the properties in the server explorer changed to
    Data Source=.\SQLEXPRESS;AttachDbFilename="xxx";Integrated Security=True;Connect Timeout=30;User Instance=Truewhere the xxx is the directory of the database.

    Then when i compiled it, it doesn't connect anymore.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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