I hope this is the right forum for this question.
I am working with an asp.net project in Visual Web Developer 2005 Express. This is a starter kit project. There is a database that came with the project that I want to open up in the SQL Server 2005 Express management studio so that I can modify it.
I have detached the db in the VWD environment.But, I do not see this db in the db folder with in the SQL Server studio's IDE.I am assuming that I have to attach the database to the SQL Server management studio in order to work with it.Is this the correct way to do this type of thing? Is there a better way of doing it(a stored proc like mentioned below)?
I also have a question about the icons that pertain to this situation. I have noticed two variations of the same icon. I want to be sure I am interpretting these correctly. I am assuming that the icon that is a cylinder representing a db with the little
electrical plug coming out from behind it means that the db is attached. There is another version of this icon that has a red "x" over the plug. I am assuming that this means it is detached. Is this correct?
I have attached and detached dbs in Sql Server Express. Is the process the same for doing this with a project inVisual Web Developer? Is there a stored proc that I can use to detach from the SQL Server 2005 environment after I have made a databaseand attach this to my project in VWD in one step?
-thanks in advance