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How do I get started using the Toolbox?
Congratulations, you have now installed the add-in. To start using it in Visual Studio, launch the Toolbox from the button in Server Explorer, or from the Tools menu (View menu in SSMS):
If you like this free tool, I would be very grateful for a review
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The Toolbox requires one (or both) of these SQL Server Compact runtime MSIs to be installed, if you want to connect to a SQL Server Compact database file:
How do I use the SQL Server Compact & SQLite Toolbox
If you would like more information about using the Toolbox, you can watch a 32 minute demo video (version 4, mainly SQLite) or watch a 25 minute demo video (version 2.6 (SQL Compact) on Channel 9, or you can download an overview e-book Building Standalone Data-Driven Applications using SQL Server Compact 4.0. I also have a number of feature blog posts available.
How do I contribute
If you encounter a bug or have a feature request, please use the Issue Tracker
The Toolbox is open source and welcomes any contribution.
Building and debugging
In order to build the source code, use Visual Studio 2015. You will also need the SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 and 4.0 runtimes installed. To debug, make VsToolbox the startup project, and ensure your build configuration is Debug, x86 (not AnyCPU)