I build application in vb.net 2005. Now i want to deploy it through setup (build through setup and deployment project in vb.net),
I want to install sql server2005 express with my setup if anyone know, please help me and tell me the complete steps.
i have developed a windows application and i have create the setup for the application. But my problem is how can i add a icon/image in that setup file.for example for sqlserver setup they had their own icon,for VLC player setup they had their own icon..I also want my setup has my own icon.
Plz tell me...
I want something like paper forms that is filled by hand, in my program. The filled form should be stored as a field of type binary in the database. What I need is a framework for making and presenting those forms;for example as a word document...
I want the forms to open without the need for a software(e.g. like word office) . The form should be opened in a .NET windows form and changed there.
Whatever name . Just a clean solution. I dont want to engage in its complexities.
The font and layout of the form should be fixed and the user would just type in tables' cells and not be permitted to change the layout. No toolbar for changing fonts and the like is needed just typing should be allowed.
You don't need to store the form in a binary format in the database, only the data that was entered.
Dude , the reason why I want this is because the fields of the form are many (almost 130 ). The data in fields are all of varchar type. I go crazy having to make a table with 130 fields and a form to show those fields , a stored procedure to update , insert to those fields.
Then what happens when the form changes? The previous versions you have stored are all invalid?
A more elegant solution would allow the data to be stored independent of the presentation.
I'm sure this data could also be used for analysis also, forming charts or graphs. It wouldn't be possible in a binary format.
The data in fields are all of varchar type.
Are the fields truely all varchar, or are you being lazy and making them such? What about validation of the data entered?
If they are all truely varchar then a table could be constructed with a name/value pair. With an identity column, that's only three columns. Is that too much for you?
If they are not all varchar and you need to create a table with seperate columns, using Linq to SQL or Entity Framework you can eliminate the need to write and maitain stored procs. Also, I'm sure there is potenttial to normalize the data and elimiate some of the columns.
For displaying data we need to fetch the records into a DataTable. It will contain 130 records . To display the values for the form fields we need to locate in DataTable to find the desired record matching the form entry. Which is not like you said . The above code is for when all 130 fields are stored in one record of a table.