Noah Blumenthal's Blog

May 8, 2009

SqlCE Unable to load DLL “sqlceme35.dll” exception on Vista x64

Filed under: Uncategorized — noahblu @ 4:24 pm

I ran into a wall today when I tried testing my NHibernate repositories against a SQLCE Database.

1) Referencing System.Data.SqlCE and
2) Setting Copy Local on that DLL to True (this is required for NHibernate because it expects the DLL in the local directory)

I still was getting an excpetion:

Unable to load DLL “sqlceme35.dll

I found this post about it:

And realized it must be my 64-bid Vista. I downloaded the SP1 from here:

And everything worked fine.


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