Unanswered: Dirver options not showing in Visual Studio 2008
I want to be able to create a database project in Visual Studio 2008 and have it contain a reference to our Informix 11.5 database.
I've been trying for 8 hours or so to install all manner of client SDKs, play with registry settings, uninstall/reinstall .NET Frameworks and .NET Framework SDKs, along with Windows SDKs.
I cannot for the life of me get anything to show up in the
tools->connect to database...->Data Source Change...button aside from the microsoft drivers.
My only option is to use the ODBC Data Source option with .NET Framework Data Provider for ODBC. If I do this, I cannot run half my scripts because the ODBC driver, evidently times out if something is not returned in 30 seconds.
I've read pages on the net where others are describing a driver option for Informix/DB2, etc.
I made sure everything was checked when I installed the client SDK.
What am I missing?
Keep in mind, I do not want to write .NET code. I want to create a database project and run SQL scripts while viewing the tables and contents.