Building a Data-Bound GUI

So far in this chapter, you have learned how to design project data sources using the designer tools in Visual Studio 2005. Now it is time to use them in a data-bound GUI.

Building a Quick UI Using the Visual Tools

The Visual Studio 2005 Forms Designer includes a tool that you can easily use to generate a set of forms to manipulate the records from a DataTable, to display the records in a DataGrid, to add new records, and to view or edit existing records. This tool is useful for building quick test programs, and it also serves as an excellent way of learning how to program the BindingSource control, a new control in .NET Framework 2.0 that makes it easy to build data-bound UIs, which is the main topic of this part of this ...

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