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Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Unleashed by Mike Snell, Lars Powers

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Chapter 18. Working with Databases

IN THIS CHAPTER

This chapter is all about how you can manage databases and build data-aware applications using Visual Studio 2008 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.” Now we have ...

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