How to: Create TableAdapters
TableAdapters provide communication between your application and a database. More specifically, a TableAdapter connects to a database, executes queries or stored procedures, and either returns a new data table populated with the returned data or fills an existing DataTable with the returned data. TableAdapters are also used to send updated data from your application back to the database.
You can create TableAdapters by performing one of the following actions:
Running the Data Source Configuration Wizard, selecting either the Database or Web Service data-source type.
Dragging database objects from Server Explorer onto the Dataset Designer.
For an introduction to TableAdapters, see TableAdapter Overview.
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The TableAdapter Configuration Wizard creates a single TableAdapter based on information that you provide to the wizard.
To create a TableAdapter with the TableAdapter Configuration Wizard
Open a dataset in the Dataset Designer. For more information, see How to: Open a Dataset in the Dataset Designer.
Drag a TableAdapter from the DataSet tab of the Toolbox onto the design surface.
The TableAdapter Configuration Wizard opens.
Complete the wizard; a data table and TableAdapter are added to the dataset. For more information, see TableAdapter Configuration Wizard.
The Data Source Configuration Wizard creates a TableAdapter for each database object selected during the running of the wizard. After completing the Data Source Configuration Wizard, you can view the TableAdapters created by opening the dataset in the Dataset Designer. For more information, see How to: Open a Dataset in the Dataset Designer.
To create a TableAdapter with the Data Source Configuration Wizard
Select Add New Data Source in the Data Sources Window. Choose Show Data Sources from the Data menu to open the Data Sources window.
The Data Source Configuration Wizard opens.
A single TableAdapter is created for each database object that you drag onto the Dataset Designer.