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Accessing Data in Visual Basic Applications 

Visual Basic includes several new features to assist in developing applications that access data. Data-bound forms for Windows applications are created by dragging items from the Data Sources Window onto the form. You bind controls to data by dragging items from the Data Sources Window onto existing controls.

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Creating Client Data Applications

Provides links to pages that discuss incorporating data access functionality into your applications.

Data Walkthroughs

Provides links to pages about particular scenarios related to data access.

Getting Started with Data Access

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

Creating Data Applications with Visual Studio

Discusses the fundamental concepts that you should understand about working with data in Visual Studio.

Connecting to Data in Visual Studio

Provides links to pages on connecting your application to data with design-time tools and ADO.NET connection objects, using Visual Studio.

Preparing Your Application to Receive Data

Provides links to pages explaining what datasets are, how to create new datasets, and how to create and edit the individual objects they are made of.

Fetching Data into Your Application

Provides links to pages describing how to load data into datasets and how to execute SQL statements and stored procedures.

Displaying Data on Forms in Windows Applications

Provides links to pages that explain how to display data on Windows Forms through data-bound controls.

Editing Data in Your Application

Provides links to pages describing how to manipulate the data in the data tables of a dataset.

Validating Data

Provides links to pages describing how to add validation to a dataset during column and row changes.

Saving Data

Provides links to pages explaining how to send updated data from an application to the database.

What's New in Data

Provides information and links to new data features for client and data tier applications.

What's New in Visual Basic

Covers new features for Visual Basic.

What's New in ADO.NET

Introduces features that are new in ADO.NET.

What's New in Visual Database Tools

Describes new and improved features of Visual Database Tools.

What's New in ASP.NET Data Access

Describes new features for accessing data in ASP.NET applications.

ADO.NET

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

ASP.NET Data Access (Visual Studio)

Provides links to information on working with data on ASP.NET Web pages.

Data in Managed Device Projects

Describes how to manage data for devices in Visual Studio.

Data in Office Solutions

Contains links to pages 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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