Toolbox, Data Tab


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Displays data objects you can add to a forms and components. The Data tab of the Toolbox appears when you create a project that has an associated designer. The Toolbox appears by default in the Visual Studio integrated development environment; if you need to display the Toolbox, select Toolbox from the View menu.

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Running the Data Source Configuration Wizard will automatically create and configure most data items. For more information, see Creating Data Applications with Visual Studio.

To go directly to the .NET Framework reference page for a component, press F1 on the item in the Toolbox or on the component item in the tray of the designer.

DataSetAdds an instance of a typed or untyped dataset to the form or component. When you drag this object onto a designer, it displays a dialog box that allows you to select an existing typed dataset class or specify that you want to create a new, blank, untyped dataset. Note: You do not use the DataSet object on the Toolbox to create a new typed dataset schema and class. For more information, see Create and configure datasets.
DataGridViewProvides a powerful and flexible way to display data in a tabular format.
BindingSourceSimplifies the process of binding controls to an underlying data source.
BindingNavigatorRepresents the navigation and manipulation user interface (UI) for controls on a form that are bound to data.

Data Walkthroughs
Bind Windows Forms controls to data in Visual Studio
Overview of Data Applications in Visual Studio
Connecting to Data in Visual Studio
Preparing Your Application to Receive Data
Fetching Data into Your Application
Bind controls to data in Visual Studio
Editing Data in Your Application
Validating Data
Saving Data