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Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Unleashed, Third Edition by Mike Snell, Lars Powers

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Data Connections

Data connections represent a physical connection to a local or remote database. Through an established connection, you can gain access to and manipulate the various objects within a database. Each category of object shows up as a folder node under the Data Connections node. The tree items under each node allow you to directly interact with their physical database counterparts through a suite of designers and editors. These tools are covered in depth in Chapter 13, “Working with Databases.”

In Figure 5.10, we have connected to a SQL Server 2014 database and have access to the following objects within Server Explorer:

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