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Tools for Working with Data Sources in Visual Studio

These topics provide additional links to information for working with applications that access data.

Data Source Configuration Wizard

Provides information on connecting to data, and creating data sources, by running the Data Source Configuration Wizard.

Data Sources Window

Explains what the Data Sources window is, and describes how to bind data to controls by dragging items onto forms and designers.

TableAdapter Configuration Wizard

Describes how to run the wizard and provides details for each wizard page.

TableAdapter Query Configuration Wizard

Describes how to run the wizard and provides details for each wizard page.

ADO.NET Entity Data Model Tools

Provides information and links to the Entity Data Model Tools documentation.

Object Relational Designer (O/R Designer)

Provides links to topics about how to create LINQ to SQL classes by using the O/R Designer.

Data User Interface Elements

Provides links to topics describing Visual Studio dialog boxes associated with data access.

System.Data

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

Overview of Data Applications in Visual Studio

Provides links to topics on creating applications that work with data, using Visual Studio.

ADO.NET Entity Data Model Tools

Describes how to use the Entity Data Model Tools, which are provided by the Entity Framework, to create applications.

ADO.NET

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

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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