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Why is it that Metro style apps do not include "Imports System.Data.SqlClient"?
I found this out about a year ago and I have not asked why Visual Studios for metro apps does not allow for SqlClient. I feel that by doing this Microsoft is pushing away developers from using MSSQL Server. So you have options of using SQL Lite, Azure Web Services, WCF and there might be other ways to get data. However that takes away from precious time us developers have to make apps.
Also are there any work arounds for using MSSQL Server and using Imports System.Data.sqlClient?
Open the references tab, and look for .NET for Windows Store apps. You will see that System.Data namespace (or System.Data.SqlClient namespace) is not available for use in Windows Store applications. Because, all of them require a separate framework, .NET framework and thus kills the purpose of Windows Runtime to be used.
Here are a few threads that might help you in understanding the feedback for such actions. Programmers are raising their voices for getting System.Data namespace in Metro style apps.
You might want to ask this question in the web development forum. It has nothing to do with the .NET Framework, and you will find that it's better to get help from the experts in the appropriate forum.