Set up my database through the wizard and copied the connection string it presented to me. But am having problems connecting to the actual DB. Error quoted below. Am I missing out on something?
Private Sub btnDB_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles btnDB.Click Dim strConnect As String = "Data Source=|DataDirectory|\DB\BetJack\MyDatabase#1.sdf;Password=hello12?;Persist Security Info=True" Dim myConnection As SqlConnection = New SqlConnection(strConnect) Try myConnection.Open() Catch ex As Exception MessageBox.Show(ex.Message, "Connection failed") End Try If myConnection.State = 1 Then MessageBox.Show("Connected") End If End Sub
A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 26 - Error Locating Server/Instance Specified)