Pervasive PSQL v9.5 SDK -- Data Provider for ADO.NET 2.2 Readme -- August 2007

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About Pervasive Data Provider for .NET

This is the latest release for the .NET Provider for developers wanting to deliver 100% managed code compliant in the .NET Framework. This release includes support for the new data types Unique Identifier (GUID), DateTime, Float and Money. To learn more, visit the Developer Center .NET site at http://www.pervasive.com/developerzone/access_methods/adonet.asp

The Pervasive Data Provider for .NET runs as 100% managed code and requires the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 to be installed. If you do not already have the Framework, the Provider installation program gives you the option of installing it.

System Requirements

Getting Started

Installation

Run the installation by executing setup.exe on the distribution media or from the download.

Notes:
 
During installation, an empty DOS window titled cmd.exe may temporarily appear. The installation of Pervasive Data Provider for .NET initiates a DOS process to install the Provider's components. See the components list for file details.
 
If you are running any prior version of the Pervasive Data Provider for .NET, uninstall it before installing this version. Use the operating system Add/Remove Programs to uninstall the Provider from the development computer and from any client computers.

The Provider should be installed on the computer where .NET application development will be performed, and also on the client computer(s) that will execute the application.

The Provider is installed to the Global Assembly Cache (GAC) during the installation process.

See the following ADO.NET section of the Developer Center for more information: http://www.pervasive.com/developerzone/access_methods/adonet.asp.

Components List

All files are installed into the installation directory of the the database engine. By default, the Pervasive PSQL engine is installed to C:\PVSW.

Component Version or Description Default Location
Pervasive.Data.Sqlclient.dll PSQL ADO.NET Provider DLL c:\pvsw
Adoptest.exe Determines whether Microsoft Visual Studio is running. If it is not, this executable calls providerInstaller.exe c:\pvsw
Isutldll.dll Provides process detection c:\pvsw
Pervasive.Data.SqlClient.xml .NET provider XML file c:\pvsw
ProviderInstaller.exe Installs the Pervasive Provider Components into Microsoft Visual Studio.NET c:\pvsw
PSQL_ADONET_Guide.pdf Documentation for the Pervasive Data Provider for .NET in PDF format. c:\pvsw\sdk\doc
readme_adonet.html (this document) Readme for the Pervasive Data Provider for .NET. c:\pvsw\sdk\doc

Known Issues in this Release

The following are known issues with this release.

Issue Number Description
n/a n/a

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