Talking about a shoebox type of database here.
Would like to make a nice interface in C# for it.
Typically something around 50 records or so. (e.g. my wine cellar;) )
To use a genuine SQL DB seems to me like a bit of an overkill.
Could use a flat file for it, but the burden of all the maintenance needed:(, only if I absolutely must.
So I thought I could use a DataSet for it, looked on the net and here, but nothing usefull.
To set up a DataSet is not that much of a problem, but storing it on a hard disk or as a resource (in the application?) is. How should I do that?
Or should I leave this idea because of a no no.
Any suggestions are more than welcome.
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Sure. That is actually what I would recommend for a local database if you didn't want to use Access, SQL, etc. Just be aware of the limitiations! The only real problems with doing this is:
1) When you serialize the dataset it writes the entire contents to hard disk again …
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