Creating Data Adapters
Data adapters define the means by which you can get information from one or more tables in the data source into a dataset and back again. For an overview, see Introduction to Data Adapters.
In the previous version of Visual Studio, data adapters were used for communicating between an application and a database. While data adapters are still a main component of .NET Framework Data Providers (ADO.NET), TableAdapters are designer-generated components that simplify the process of moving data between your application and a database. For more information on working with TableAdapters, see TableAdapter Overview.
In This Section
How to: Create Data Adapters by Using a Wizard
Explains how the Data Adapter Configuration Wizard prompts you for all the information required to configure the data adapter (including parameters) and, if necessary, create a connection.
How to: Create and Configure Data Adapters Manually
Explains how to drag a data adapter from the Toolbox, and then configure it yourself using the Properties window.
Introduction to Data Adapters
Provides an overview of what data adapters are, what they are used for, how they are structured.
Populating a DataSet from a DataAdapter (ADO.NET)
Explains how to create an instance of an adapter in code and use it to fill a dataset.
Creating Data Applications by Using Visual Studio
Provides a general introduction to the concepts of data access in Visual Studio.
Datasets in Visual Studio Overview
Provides background information on the structure and use of datasets.