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Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform, Fifth Edition by Andrew Troelsen

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22.10. The Windows Forms Database Designer Tools

All of the examples thus far have involved a fair amount of elbow grease in the sense that you had to author all data access logic by hand. While you did offload a good amount of this code to a .NET code library (AutoLotDAL.dll) for reuse in later chapters of the book, you still had to create the various objects of your data provider manually before interacting with the relational database. The next task in this chapter is to look at how you use various Windows Forms database designer tools, which can produce a good deal of data access code on your behalf.

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Windows Presentation Foundation and ASP.NET web projects have similar database designer tools; you'll look at some of these later in this ...

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