This section provides information and preparatory instructions for working with data in Visual Studio applications that typically target the client and middle tier.
Provides information and links to new data features for client and data tier applications.
Discusses the fundamental concepts that you should understand about working with data in Visual Studio.
Provides step-by-step instructions for creating an application that displays data from a database.
Describes the two strategies for working with the ADO.NET data-access model, and discusses the strengths of each.
Discusses five advantages that ADO.NET has over previous versions of ADO and over other data access components.
Describes the features of ADO.NET by comparing them to ADO features.
Describes the concept of data sources in Visual Studio.
Describes the features in Visual Studio that you can use to work with SQL Server Express and Access databases.
Describes the features in Visual Studio that you can use to blind data to objects.
Provides links to pages about particular scenarios related to data access.
Provides information and links for installing sample databases used in the help topics and walkthroughs.
Provides details about how to connect to the various versions of the Northwind database.
Explains how to remove items from the Data Sources window.
Provides step-by-step instructions about how to create a SQL Server Express database.
Provides step-by-step instructions about how to create stored procedures for use in other walkthroughs.
Lists common issues that can arise when you work with data in Visual Studio.
Describes how to create connections to databases, Web services, and objects from your application.
Explains what typed datasets are and how to create and edit the individual objects that make up typed datasets.
Describes how you bring data into your application by executing SQL statements or stored procedures against a data source.
Describes how to display data on Windows Forms.
Discusses how to manipulate data before sending it back to the data source or to another process or application.
Provides links to topics describing how to add validation to datasets.
Discusses the issues that need to be taken care of when working with disconnected stores of records residing in memory.
Provides links to topics about how to incorporate SQL Server Compact 3.5 databases into applications.
Provides links to topics about how to create LINQ to SQL classes by using the O/R Designer.
Provides links to topics about how to save related tables in a typed dataset by using the TableAdapterManager component.
Provides links to topics about how to use Visual Studio features create n-tier applications.
Provides links to topics about how to incorporate Microsoft Synchronization Services for ADO.NET into applications.
Describes the ADO.NET classes, which expose data-access services to the .NET programmer.
Describes how to manage data for devices in Visual Studio.
Provides links to topics that explain how data works in Office solutions. Includes information about schema-oriented programming, data caching, and server-side data access.