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Data Walkthroughs

These step-by-step topics cover common data scenarios for client and middle tier applications.

Walkthrough: Binding Silverlight Controls to Objects

Provides step by step details for displaying data in a custom object in a Silverlight application.

Walkthrough: Binding Silverlight Controls to a WCF Data Service

Provides step by step details for displaying data returned by a service in a Silverlight application.

Walkthrough: Binding WPF Controls to a Dataset

Provides step by step details for displaying data in a dataset in a WPF application

Walkthrough: Binding WPF Controls to a WCF Data Service

Provides step by step details for displaying data returned by a service in a WPF application

Walkthrough: Adding Validation to a Dataset

Provides step by step information for adding validation code to a dataset.

Walkthrough: Connecting to Data in a Database (Windows Forms)

Provides step by step details for creating a connection between your application and a database.

Walkthrough: Connecting to Data in a Local Database File (Windows Forms)

Provides step by step details for creating a connection between your application and a SQL Server Express LocalDB database.

Walkthrough: Connecting to Data in a Web Service (Windows Forms)

Provides step by step details for creating a connection between your application and a Web service.

Walkthrough: Connecting to Data in an Access Database (Windows Forms)

Provides step by step details for creating a connection between your application and an Access database file.

Walkthrough: Connecting to Data in Objects (Windows Forms)

Provides step by step details for creating a connection between your application and the properties of an object.

Walkthrough: Creating a Dataset with the Dataset Designer

Provides step-by-step instructions for creating a typed dataset without the help of the Data Source Configuration Wizard.

Walkthrough: Creating a DataTable in the Dataset Designer

Provides step-by-step instructions for creating a DataTable and defining the DataColumn that make up its structure.

Walkthrough: Creating a Windows Form to Search Data

Provides step by step details on creating a Windows Form that searches for records in a database based on values input by a user.

Walkthrough: Creating a Lookup Table in a Windows Forms Application

Provides step by step details on displaying data from one table based on the data selected in another table.

Walkthrough: Creating a Relationship between Data Tables

Provides step-by-step instructions for creating two data tables with the Dataset Designer and adding a relation between them.

Walkthrough: Creating a Simple Data Application

Provides step by step instructions for creating an application that displays data from a database.

Walkthrough: Creating a Local Database File in Visual Studio

Provides step by step instructions for creating a SQL Server Express LocalDB database.

Walkthrough: Creating a TableAdapter with Multiple Queries

Provides step-by-step instructions for creating a TableAdapter and adding a query to it.

Walkthrough: Creating a Windows Forms User Control that Supports Simple Data Binding

Provides step-by-step details on creating a custom control that can be used in the Data Sources window.

Walkthrough: Creating a Windows Forms User Control that Supports Complex Data Binding

Provides step-by-step details on creating a custom control that can be used in the Data Sources window.

Walkthrough: Creating a Windows Forms User Control that Supports Lookup Databinding

Provides step-by-step details on creating a custom control that can be used in the Data Sources window.

Walkthrough: Displaying Data on a Windows Form

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

Walkthrough: Displaying Related Data on a Windows Form

Provides step-by-step details on displaying data from two related tables and displaying the data on a Windows Form.

Walkthrough: Filling a Dataset with Data

Provides details for creating a dataset and populating it with data from a database.

Walkthrough: Handling a Concurrency Exception

Provides step-by-step instructions for identifying and resolving a concurrency error.

Walkthrough: Passing Data Between Windows Forms

Provides step-by-step details on passing values from one form to a second form in an application.

Walkthrough: Reading XML Data into a Dataset

Provides details for creating a Windows application that loads XML data into a dataset and then displays the dataset in a DataGridView control.

Walkthrough: Saving Data in a Transaction

Provides step by step details for saving data using the System.Transactions namespace.

Walkthrough: Saving Data to a Database (Single Table)

Provides step by step details for saving modified data in a data table to the underlying database.

Walkthrough: Saving Data to a Database (Multiple Tables)

Provides step by step details for saving modified data in two related data tables to the underlying database.

Walkthrough: Saving Data with the TableAdapter DBDirect Methods

Provides step by step instructions for directly sending commands to a database.

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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