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Connecting to Data

Visual Studio 2005

Note Required applications

The features in this topic are available only if you have the required applications installed.

For more information, see Features Available by Product Combination.

  • One of these development environments:

    VSTO 2005

    -or-

    Visual Studio Team System

  • Microsoft Office 2003

This section describes various ways to get data into your Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System solutions.

In This Section

How to: Populate Worksheets with Data from a Database

Explains how to use the tools in Visual Studio to bind a control on a worksheet to a data source created from a database.

How to: Populate Documents with Data from a Local Database File

Explains how to use the tools in Visual Studio to bind a control on a document to a data source created from a local database file.

How to: Populate Documents with Data from Objects

Explains how to use the tools in Visual Studio to bind a control on a document to a data source created from a business object.

How to: Populate Worksheets with Data from Web Services

Explains how to use the tools in Visual Studio to bind a control on a worksheet to a data source created from a Web service.

How to: Update a Data Source with Data from a Host Control

Explains what method to use to send data updates from host controls back to the data source.

Using Local Database Files in Office Solutions Overview

Describes considerations to take into account when you use a local database file such as a SQL Server Express (.mdf) file or a Microsoft Office Access 2003 (.mdb) file in your Visual Studio Tools for Office solution.

Related Sections

Data in Office Solutions

Provides links to topics that describe how Visual Studio Tools for Office enables you to take advantage of powerful data processing tools, and incorporate the results into your Microsoft Office Excel 2003 and Microsoft Office Word 2003 solutions.

Data Binding (Visual Studio Tools for Office)

Lists topics that show how to bind controls, including host controls, to data.

Caching Data

Provides links to topics that demonstrate how to cache data in your Visual Studio Tools for Office solution documents.

Accessing Data in Documents on the Server

Lists topics that provide an overview of server-side data access, and code for performing specific tasks.

XML Schemas and Data (Visual Studio Tools for Office)

Lists topics that describe how to map XML schemas to Office documents, and how to pull data from XML files into your document.

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