[Mono-list] Managed access to Dbase files?

Stefan Mecke news.mecke@buchert-wf.de
Wed, 09 Jun 2004 09:35:45 +0200


>>> Does anyone know a purely managed .Net way to query *.dbf files?  I'm 
>>> using MapServer to do some web GIS stuff with ESRI shapefiles, but 
>>> would like to use Mono's ASP.NET for querying.  Any ideas?

> I have started work on a DataProvider for xBase files, but I haven't
> really done a great deal as when I brought it up in:

I'm just having the same problem and thought of writing a data provider 
on my own. A few months ago, I wrote a VB6-DLL for this purpose and I 
considered porting it. A first look a the "Writing a data 
provider"-topic discourage me, since it seems to be quite complex.

So if you could provide your code with the .NET-compatible framework, I 
would try to fill it with the file-operation routines. In the end, I'd 
like the code to be under any free license.

Kindest regards,
S. Mecke

PS: something I found, but I did not look at it yet: