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Data Walkthroughs 

These step-by-step topics cover common data scenarios for client and middle-tier applications.

In This Section

Walkthrough: Adding Validation to a Dataset

Provides step-by-step information for adding validation code to a dataset.

Walkthrough: Connecting to Data in a Database

Provides step-by-step details for creating a connection between your application and a database.

Walkthrough: Connecting to Data in a SQL Server Express Database

Provides step-by-step details for creating a connection between your application and a SQL Express database.

Walkthrough: Connecting to Data in a Web Service

Provides step-by-step details for creating a connection between your application and a Web service.

Walkthrough: Connecting to Data in an Access Database

Provides step-by-step details for creating a connection between your application and an Access database file.

Walkthrough: Connecting to Data in Objects

Provides step-by-step details for creating a connection between your application and the properties of an object.

Walkthrough: Creating a Dataset with the Dataset Designer

Provides step-by-step instructions for creating a typed dataset without the help of the Data Source Configuration Wizard.

Walkthrough: Creating a DataTable in the Dataset Designer

Provides step-by-step instructions for creating a DataTable and defining the DataColumn that make up its structure.

Walkthrough: Creating a Form to Search Data in a Windows Application

Provides step-by-step details on creating a Windows Form that searches for records in a database based on values input by a user.

Walkthrough: Creating a Lookup Table

Provides step-by-step details on displaying data from one table based on the data selected in another table.

Walkthrough: Creating a Relationship between Data Tables

Provides step-by-step instructions for creating two data tables with the Dataset Designer and adding a relation between them.

Walkthrough: Creating a Simple Data Application

Provides step-by-step instructions for creating an application that displays data from a database.

Walkthrough: Creating a SQL Server Express Database File

Provides step-by-step instructions for creating a SQL Server Express database.

Walkthrough: Creating a TableAdapter with Multiple Queries

Provides step-by-step instructions for creating a TableAdapter and adding a query to it.

Walkthrough: Creating a User Control that Supports Simple Data Binding

Provides step-by-step details on creating a custom control that can be used in the Data Sources window.

Walkthrough: Creating a User Control that Supports Complex Data Binding

Provides step-by-step details on creating a custom control that can be used in the Data Sources window.

Walkthrough: Creating a User Control that Supports Lookup Databinding

Provides step-by-step details on creating a custom control that can be used in the Data Sources window.

Walkthrough: Displaying Data on a Form in a Windows Application

Provides links to topics that explain how to display data on Windows Forms through data-bound controls.

Walkthrough: Displaying Related Data on a Form in a Windows Application

Provides step-by-step details on displaying data from two related tables and displaying the data on a Windows Form.

Walkthrough: Filling a Dataset with Data

Provides details for creating a dataset and populating it with data from a database.

Walkthrough: Handling a Concurrency Exception

Provides step-by-step instructions for identifying and resolving a concurrency error.

Walkthrough: Passing Data Between Forms in a Windows Application

Provides step-by-step details on passing values from one form to a second form in an application.

Walkthrough: Reading XML Data into a Dataset

Provides details for creating a Windows application that loads XML data into a dataset and then displays the dataset in a DataGridView control.

Walkthrough: Saving Data in a Transaction

Provides step-by-step details for saving data using the System.Transactions namespace.

Walkthrough: Saving Data to a Database (Single Table)

Provides step-by-step details for saving modified data in a data table to the underlying database.

Walkthrough: Saving Data to a Database (Multiple Tables)

Provides step-by-step details for saving modified data in two related data tables to the underlying database.

Walkthrough: Saving Data with the TableAdapter DBDirect Methods

Provides step-by-step instructions for directly sending commands to a database.

Walkthrough: Using SQL Server Compact Edition in an Application

Provides step-by-step instructions for incorporating a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition database into a Windows-based application.

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ADO.NET

Describes the ADO.NET classes, which expose data-access services to the .NET programmer.

ASP.NET Data Access (Visual Studio)

Provides links to information on working with data on ASP.NET Web pages.

Data in Managed Device Projects

Describes how to manage data for devices in Visual Studio.

Data in Office Solutions

Contains links to topics that explain how data works in Office solutions, including information about schema-oriented programming, data caching, and server-side data access.

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