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How to: Open the Data Sources Window

The Data Sources window displays the data sources in your project. You use the Data Sources window to create a user interface of data-bound controls by dragging items from the window onto forms in your project. For more information, see Binding Windows Forms Controls to Data in Visual Studio.

You can populate the Data Sources window by running the Data Source Configuration Wizard. For more information see Data Source Configuration Wizard.

To open the Data Sources window

  • On the Data menu, click Show Data Sources.


The Show Data Sources command is only available in projects that support creating and working with data sources. For more information, see Data Sources Window.