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ADO.NET Data Adapters

The following topics provide information about ADO.NET data-adapter objects and how to work with them in Visual Studio. Adapters are used to exchange data between a data source and a dataset.

In This Section

Introduction to Data Adapters
Provides an overview of what data adapters are, what they are used for, and how they are structured.
Parameters in Data-Adapter Commands
Describes the structure and use of parameters that adapters pass at run time to SQL statements or stored procedures.
Table Mapping in Data Adapters
Describes options for how to map column names between a source table and a dataset table.
Creating Data Adapters
Lists different ways of creating data adapters in Visual Studio.
Configuring Parameters for Data Adapters
Explains how to create and set properties of parameters that will be passed at run time to data-adapter commands.
Mapping Data-Source Columns to Dataset Data-Table Columns
Provides instructions for how to establish and modify the mapping between the column names of source tables and dataset tables.
Previewing Data-Adapter Results
Provides instructions for testing how a data adapter will populate a dataset.

Related Sections

Introduction to Data Access with ADO.NET
Provides a general introduction to the concepts of data access in Visual Studio.
Introduction to Datasets
Provides background information on the structure and use of datasets.
Creating and Filling Datasets Example Topics
Presents a series of specific example code topics for common tasks in creating and filling datasets with Visual Basic .NET.
Manipulating Data Example Topics
Presents a series of specific example code topics for common tasks in working with data within your application using Visual Basic .NET.