Useful new topics in SQL Server Compact 4.0 Books Online

SQL Server Compact 4.0 Books Online contains a couple of useful new help topics, that relate some to the new features in version 4.0, the OFFSET FETCH clause, support for medium trust under ASP.NET, and a couple of missing ADO.NET APis, that have been implemented.

SQL Server Compact 4.0 Books Online is available for download, and also available online.

Some of the interesting new topics include:

What’s new in SQL Server Compact 4.0

Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0 has a group of new features, and enables a new scenario where SQL Server Compact 4.0 can be used as a database for ASP.NET Web applications and Web sites.

OFFSET FETCH Clause

The OFFSET-FETCH clause provides you with an option to fetch only a window or page of results from the result set. OFFSET-FETCH can be used only with the ORDER BY clause.

Deployment Considerations

SQL Server Compact 4.0 is optimized for use as a database for ASP.NET web applications. Web applications are required to run in Medium Trust or Partial Trust, SQL Server Compact 4.0 can also run in medium or partial trust level. (Includes steps required to make SQL Server Compact 4.0 run under medium trust with .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.

SqlCeConnection.GetSchema method

Returns schema information for the data source of this SqlCeConnection

SqlCeConnectionStringBuilder Class

Provides a simple way to create and manage the contents of connection strings used by the SqlCeConnection class.

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