UL Ext.: Builds a connection string for opening a connection to an UltraLite database. The frequently-used connection parameters are individual properties on the ULConnectionParms object.
Public Class ULConnectionParms
public class ULConnectionParms :
A ULConnectionParms object is used to specify the parameters for opening a connection (ULConnection.Open) or dropping a database (ULDatabaseManager.DropDatabase).
Leading and trailing spaces are ignored in all values. Values must not contain leading or trailing spaces, or a semicolon (;), or begin with either a single quote (') or a double quote (").
When building a connection string, you need to identify the database and specify any optional connection settings. Once you have supplied all the connection parameters by setting the appropriate properties on a ULConnectionParms object, you create a connection string using the ULConnectionParms.ToString. The resulting string is used to create a new ULConnection with the ULConnection(String) constructor or set the ULConnection.ConnectionString of an existing ULConnection object.
Identifying the database
Each instance contains platform-specific paths to the database. Only the value corresponding to the executing platform is used. For example, in the code below the path \UltraLite\mydb1.udb would be used on Windows CE, while mydb2.db would be used on other platforms.
' Visual Basic Dim dbName As ULConnectionParms = new ULConnectionParms dbName.DatabaseOnCE = "\UltraLite\mydb1.udb" dbName.DatabaseOnDesktop = "somedir\mydb2.udb" // C# ULConnectionParms dbName = new ULConnectionParms(); dbName.DatabaseOnCE = "\\UltraLite\\mydb1.udb"; dbName.DatabaseOnDesktop = @"somedir\mydb2.udb";
The recommended extension for UltraLite database files is .udb. On Windows CE devices, the default database is \UltraLiteDB\ulstore.udb. On other Windows platforms, the default database is ulstore.udb. In C#, you must escape any backslash characters in paths or use @-quoted string literals.
If you are using multiple databases, you must specify a database name for each database. For more informaton, see the AdditionalParms property.
Optional connection settings
Depending on your application's needs and how the database was created, you might need to supply a non-default ULConnectionParms.UserID and ULConnectionParms.Password, a database ULConnectionParms.EncryptionKey, and the connection ULConnectionParms.CacheSize. If your application is using multiple connections, you should provide a unique ULConnectionParms.ConnectionName for each connection.
Databases are created with a single authenticated user, DBA, whose initial password is sql. By default, connections are opened using the user ID DBA and password sql. To disable the default user, use the ULConnection.RevokeConnectFrom. To add a user or change a user's password, use the ULConnection.GrantConnectTo.
If an encryption key was supplied when the database was created, all subsequent connections to the database must use the same encryption key. To change a database's encryption key, use the ULConnection.ChangeEncryptionKey.
For more information, see UltraLite Connection String Parameters Reference.