Chapter 15. Working with Databases

This chapter is all about how you can manage databases and build data-aware applications using Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server.

Five different Visual Studio tools allow you to interact with a database and assist with building applications that leverage data from a database:

• Solution Explorer

• Server Explorer

• Database Diagram Designer

• Table Designer

• Query and View Designer

Collectively, they are referred to as the Visual Database tools. We introduced a few of these tools earlier in Chapter 5, “Browsers and Explorers.” ...

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