How to: Open the Data Sources Window

The Data Sources window displays the data sources in your project. You use the Data Sources window to create a user interface of data-bound controls by dragging items from the window onto forms in your project. See Binding Windows Forms Controls to Data in Visual Studio.

You can populate the Data Sources window by running the Data Source Configuration Wizard. For more information see Data Source Configuration Wizard.

To open the Data Sources window

  • On the menu bar, choose View, Other Windows, Data Sources (or choose the Shift+Alt+D keys).

    Important note Important

    You can add a data source to a project only if it supports creating and working with data sources. For example, you can't open the Data Sources window in a project for a Windows Store app.

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