I just installed vwd express 2008 and SSE 2008. For SSE i setup a default installation (i.e. SQLEXPRESS as the default instance name etc).
In VWD when i right-click on the "App_Data" folder and select "Add New Item--->SQL Server Database" i get the following message:
" Connections to SQL Server files (*.mdf) require SQL Server Express 2005 to function properly. Please verify the installation of the component or download from the URL: ............."
So to get around that what i've done is select the "Database Explorer" tab and right-click on "Connections--->Add Connection". This process works for me but the other doesn't. Any idea why?
One problem with the 2nd approach is now that database appears in the database explorer for any project i have open in VWD. Again any idea why thats happening?
If anyone could offer a suggestion as to why i can't add a new connection in the solution explorer as explained above that would be fantastic.
Also - i don't know if it matters but i'm running a 64-bit version of vista and have installed the x64 version of SSE.
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