I am just starting to work with Visual C++ Express 2008 and have run into a situtation I could use help with. To add a new data source to a project I am told to start the data source configuration wizard, this I can do. Next I am to select a data source type, the documentation indicates the choices are database, web service, object. On my installation only object is offered. I thought it might be because I had an older version of Visual studio on my system so I uninstalled both the older version and Express 2008, then reinstalled Express 2008. I also installed SQL server express 2008 to be sure it was available. Still the only choice is object. The book I am using provides a .mdb file to work with but without the database data source type I can not access it. I also checked the online documentation for Express and it also indicated there should be the three choices of data type. Can anyone suggest a solution to this? I am trying to move from Visual C++ 5.0 to the newer .net code but I am stalled on page 9 of the book I purchased until I can resolve this issue. Thanks for any advice you can provide.