Note: this is an old post I’m clearing from my draft queue dating from 2007. I’m not sure it’s really relevant any more but what the heck. I think Advantage are on version 10 now.
If you aren’t using Advantage 8 and need to use Advantage 7 you can still use it all from .net. You just need to use the OLE DB driver that they provide.
A sample connection string for the OLE DB provider is,
Provider=Advantage OLE DB Provider;
The main difference between this and the .net data providers connection string is the server type.