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

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Editing Typed Data Sets

There is a designer provided solely for editing (and creating) typed data sets within Visual Studio: the data set designer. This designer launches automatically when you open a DataSet project item such as the AdventureWorksEmployeeDataSet.xsd file that we just created when investigating data binding.

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Typed DataSet objects can be huge productivity enhancers over a normal data set: instead of using indexes into collections, you can reference tables and columns by their actual names. In addition, IntelliSense works with typed DataSet members, making coding against large data hierarchies much easier.

You can use the data set designer to easily tweak data sets by changing any of the various constituent parts, including ...

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