The connection string question
In the old days of Visual Studio, with apps like VB6 it used to be that you were able to declare a connection string to attach to office apps like MS Access, MS Excel and even MS Word and MS Powerpoint. Does Visual Studio 2010 still support these connection string objects for these kinds of office apps? If so, how do you create a connection string to say for instance populate a Gridview on a webform using MS Access or Excell? If that is the case, then I was just kind of wondering why you didn't use MS Access for the database of your book, especially seeing as how the SQL Server database ran inside the Visual Studio environment in the App_data folder?
Thanks once again :-)