You are correct. That is exactly what I am looking for. I have found one
product by Vista Software, but it doesn't look like it has been updated
in 3 years and that makes me a little wary. I am looking for some type
of native .NET DBASE data provider
From: Discussion of writing applications and components using Visual
Basic .NET [mailto:VBDOTNET@DISC...] On Behalf Of Stuart
Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2006 3:11 PM
To: VBDOTNET@DISC... Subject: Re: [VBDOTNET] suggestions for accessing DBASE III files
On 11/21/06, Stacey Levine <staceyl@musi...> wrote:
> My application currently accesses those files through a linked table
> MS Access and I am looking for a way to speed this up.
If by 'this' you mean the database connectivity between Access and
I'm skeptical that you will succeed in your attempt to speed it up.
Presumably Access is using OLE DB or ODBC to access DBase. .NET will use
those same technologies, unless you can find a DBase .NET Data Provider
accesses DBase 'natively'. There may be such a thing; I don't know
My point is simply that the standard way of interacting with 'legacy'
databases is via OLE DB or ODBC. I presume that is what Access is using,
I presume that is the approach you would take via .NET. If so, then in
cases you are dealing with the same technology/speed limitations; in
you just get a pretty wrapper.