Creating a Data Application

It's time to use these objects now, putting them to work in an example to see how things fit together. The C# IDE lets you work with the objects we've seen in a way that's relatively easy, simply using visual tools. We'll see how they work in the first example for this chapter, named ch09_01 in the code for this book.

This example fetches the data in the authors table of the pubs example database that comes with SQL Server, and displays it in a C# data grid control. To start, create the Windows application named Ch09_01 now.

Creating a Data Connection

To work with the pubs example database in SQL Server, you first need a connection to that database. In the IDE, you use a tool called the Server Explorer to establish ...

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