I'd sort of like to use SQLite from within C#.Net, but I can't seem to find an appropriate library. Is there one? An official one? Are there other ways to use SQLite than with a wrapper?
Is there a .NET/C# wrapper for SQLite?
It is written in C# and is meant to be simply compiled in with your projects. It was first designed to work with MonoTouch on the iPhone, but has grown up to work on all the platforms (Mono for Android, .NET, Silverlight, WP7, WinRT, Azure, etc.).
It is available as a Nuget package, where it is the 2nd most popular SQLite package with over 60,000 downloads as of 2014.
sqlite-net was designed as a quick and convenient database layer. Its design follows from these goals:
- Very easy to integrate with existing projects and with MonoTouch projects.
- Thin wrapper over SQLite and should be fast and efficient. (The library should not be the performance bottleneck of your queries.)
- Very simple methods for executing CRUD operations and queries safely (using parameters) and for retrieving the results of those query in a strongly typed fashion.
- Works with your data model without forcing you to change your classes. (Contains a small reflection-driven ORM layer.)
- 0 dependencies aside from a compiled form of the sqlite2 library.
- Not an ADO.NET implementation. This is not a full SQLite driver. If you need that, use System.Data.SQLite.
System.Data.SQLite is an ADO.NET adapter for SQLite.
System.Data.SQLite was started by Robert Simpson. Robert still has commit privileges on this repository but is no longer an active contributor. Development and maintenance work is now mostly performed by the SQLite Development Team. The SQLite team is committed to supporting System.Data.SQLite long-term.
"System.Data.SQLite is the original SQLite database engine and a complete ADO.NET 2.0 provider all rolled into a single mixed mode assembly. It is a complete drop-in replacement for the original sqlite3.dll (you can even rename it to sqlite3.dll). Unlike normal mixed assemblies, it has no linker dependency on the .NET runtime so it can be distributed independently of .NET."
It even supports mono.