This section provides information and preparatory instructions for working with data in Visual Studio applications that typically target the client and middle tier.
Provides step-by-step instructions for creating an application that displays data from a database.
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 how local data files are managed in a project and how to change the default behavior.
Describes the features in Visual Studio that you can use to blind data to objects.
Provides links to forums related to working with data in Visual Studio.
Provides links for downloading sample databases and lists topics related to configuring sample databases for use in data walkthroughs.
Provides links for data related walkthroughs and information and links for downloading data samples.
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 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.
Describes the ADO.NET classes, which expose data-access services to the .NET programmer.
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.