C# program that interfaces with MS Access: Open an existing Access database file

1. Open a new Visual C# .NET windows application. Name the project OpentDatabase.

2. Design a form. Add a Textbox and a Button

3. Set Name property of Textbox to “txtdatabaseName”.

4. Set Name property of Button to “btnOpen” and text property to “Open Database”.

5. In the code file add namespace: using System.Data.OleDb;

6. Double click on the Button and pest the following code into the “btnOpen_Click” event

string strAccessConn = "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=" + txtDatabasePath.Text ;

myAccessConn = null;
                myAccessConn = new OleDbConnection(strAccessConn);  // create a
connection object
                myAccessConn.Open(); // open the connection
                MessageBox.Show("Database connection is successfully Opened");
(Exception ex)
                MessageBox.Show("Error: Failed to create a database connection.
\n{0}", ex.Message);
(myAccessConn.State == ConnectionState.Open)  //check the
connections status.
                myAccessConn.Close();  // close the
                MessageBox.Show("Database is successfully Closed");

7. Press F5 to build and run the project.

8. Put your existing database name with location like c:\MyAccessDB.mdb in the text box and then press the “Open Database” Button. Your access database connection will be opened.


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sruth 4 years ago

thank you..this is useful for me..

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