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SQL Query Builder for .NET

Visual Query Designer for WinForms, WPF and ASP.NET

The visual user interface for SQL query building is currently available for WinForms, WPF and ASP.NET environments. Non-visual SQL Query parsing, analysis and generation engine ("Active Query Builder Core for .NET") is suitable for any .NET environment, including Mono.

  • Active Query Builder Core for .NET
    A full-featured API to parse, analyse, modify or create SQL queries from scratch. Compatible with any .NET environment (.NET Framework 4.0 and higher), including Mono.
  • Active Query Builder for .NET - WinForms Edition « click for more details
    A set of visual components for the Windows Forms environment to create a custom feature-rich end-user interface to build SQL queries visually.
  • Active Query Builder for .NET - WPF Edition « click for more details
    A set of visual controls for the WPF environment for building a robust and easy-to-understand user interface to work with SQL queries visually.
  • Active Query Builder for .NET - ASP.NET Edition « click for more details
    A component for the ASP.NET environment (Classic and MVC 2-5) to let end-users build SQL queries visually online. Compatible with the vast majority of Internet browsers used today.

Army swiss knife for data-aware applications

Active Query Builder is not just a component to build SQL queries visually. It is a full-featured set of tools to manage metadata, work with SQL queries, and assist in the retrieval of data from the database.

Active Query Builder lets create full-featured applications quickly to retrieve data from almost any database. It provides highly customisable and convenient interface for end-users to understand database schema and to work with queries in the most efficient way.

  • Simple and clear visual SQL query building interface
    • Easy building of complex SQL queries with unions and sub-queries.
    • MS-Access style user-friendly interface with drag & drop support.
    • Two-way SQL query building (combined with SQL text editing).
    • Customisable SQL query text formatting.

  • Customisable query building environment
    • Complete substitution of unintelligible object and field names for user-friendly aliases.
    • Representing high-usage expressions and sub-queries as ordinary database objects and fields.
    • Rearranging database objects by subject areas or by any other characteristics.

  • Easy metadata management
    • Selective unwanted objects hiding, automatic filtration by schema or object name.
    • Loading metadata programmatically from different sources (via web services or from datasets).
    • Working disconnected from the database, storing metadata in XML files.

  • Powerful API to analyse and modify SQL queries
    • Restricting access to unwanted objects, preventing SQL query execution.
    • Quick access to comprehensive information about the query: database objects and fields, query columns and parameters.
    • Easy changing of SQL queries to transfigure result data according to the end-user requests.
    • Full access to internal query representation objects for SQL query analysis and modification.




We have been using Active Query Builder for over a year and must say that both the product and support have been outstanding!

We chose Active Query Builder due to its flexibility and features, but have been truly pleased by its power and hidden capabilities. ...

In summary Active Query Builder provides excellent components, great support and a very flexible feature set. It has allowed us to provide features to our end users that I did not think would be possible in the first release of our new tools and in a timeframe that was much shorter than planned. I would recommend that anyone dealing with databases in the .Net world should be aware of this component and its capabilities!

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