Creating Data Adapters
Data adapters define the means by which you can get information from one or more tables in the data source into a dataset and back again. For an overview, see Introduction to Data Adapters.
In Visual Studio there are a number of ways you can create and configure data adapters: using Server Explorer, a wizard, "manually" (configuring it with the Properties window), and in code. The topics listed below provide information on each method.
In This Section
- Creating Data Adapters Using Server Explorer
- Explains how you can drag database elements onto a form or component and generate the adapter automatically.
- Creating Data Adapters Using a Wizard
- Explains how the Data Adapter Configuration Wizard prompts you for all the information required to configure the data adapter (including parameters) and, if necessary, create a connection.
- Creating and Configuring Data Adapters Manually
- Explains how to drag a data adapter from the Toolbox, and then configure it yourself using the Properties window.
- Populating a DataSet from a DataAdapter
- Explains how to create an instance of an adapter in code and use it to fill a dataset.
- Introduction to Data Adapters
- Provides an overview of what data adapters are, what they are used for, how they are structured.
- Introduction to Data Access with ADO.NET
- Provides a general introduction to the concepts of data access in Visual Studio.
- Introduction to Datasets
- Provides background information on the structure and use of datasets.
- Creating and Filling Datasets Example Topics
- Presents a series of specific example code topics for common tasks in creating and filling datasets with Visual Basic .NET.
- Manipulating Data Example Topics
- Presents a series of specific example code topics for common tasks in working with data within your application using Visual Basic .NET.