ADO.NET DataAdapter Example in VB.NET

In this article I will explain about DataAdapter Example in ADO.NET
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Now you'll create your first sample using data adapters. In this sample example, I'll show you how to create data adapters using Sql and OleDb data providers and fill data from data from data adapter to a DataGrid control. 

First, create a Windows application using Visual Basic projects and add two buttons and a DataGrid control to the form by dragging the controls form the toolbox to the form. Second, set both button's Name property; use OleDbDataAdapter and SqlDataAdapter. Next set the properties to OleDbData Adapter and SQL DataAdapter. After setting these properties, the form will look like figure 5-40. As you can see, there are two buttons, OleDbDataAdapter and SQL DataAdapter.

Now add button-click event handlers for both the OleDbDataAdapter and SQL DataAdapter buttons. You can add a button-click event handler either by double-clicking on the button or by using the Events tab of the properties window of a button control. On the OleDb DataAdapter button-click event handler, you'll write code to read data from an OleDb data source and fill data to the data grid. On the SQL DataAdapter button-click event handler, you'll write code to read data from a SQL Server datasource and fill data to the data grid.

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Figure 5-40. Creating a Windows Forms application and adding controls to the form

Listing 5-44 shows the source code for the OleDb DataAdapter button click, and Listing 5-44 shows the source code for the SQL DataAdapter button click, and Listing 5-45 shows the source code for the SQL DataAdatper button click. As you can see, you follow the same steps as before. Open a connection, create a data adapter object with a SELECT string, create a dataset object, call data adapter's FILL method to fill the dataset, and bind the dataset to the DataGrid.DataSource property as DataSet.DefaultViewManager, which represents the default view of a DataSet object.

Listing 5-44. Displaying the Order table data in a Data Grid

Imports OleDbDataAdapter

Private Sub OleDbDataAdapter_Click(ByVal sender As ObjectByVal Args As System.Event)

    'Create a connection object
    Dim ConnectionString As String = "provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;" + "Data Source= C:/northwind.mdb"
    Dim SQL As String = "SELECT * FROM Orders"
    Dim conn As OleDbConnection = New OleDbConnection(ConnectionString)

    ' open the connection 
    conn.Open()

    ' Create an OleDbDataAdapter object
    Dim adapter As OleDbDataAdapter = New OleDbDataAdapter()
    adapter.SelectCommand = New OleDbCommand(SQL, conn)

    ' Create Data Set object
    Dim ds As DataSet = New DataSet("orders")
    ' Call DataAdapter's Fill method to fill data from the
    ' DataAdapter to the DataSet 
    adapter.Fill(ds)

    ' Bind dataset to a DataGrid control
    dataGrid1.DataSource = ds.DefaultViewManager
End Sub

The output of Listing 5-44 looks like figure 5-41.

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Figure 5-41. Filling data from an Access database to a DataGrid control using OleDbDataAdapter

The output of listing looks like figure 5-42.

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Figure 5-42. Filling data from a SQL server database to a DataGrid control using SqlDataAdapter

Listing 5-45. Displaying the Customers tables data in a DataGrid 


Imports SqlDataAdapter

Private Sub SqlDataAdapter_Click(ByVal sender As ObjectByVal e As System.EventArgs)
String ConnectionString = "Integrated Security = SSPI;" +
"Initial catalog = Northwind;" + " Data Source =MAIN-SERVER; "
    Dim SQL As String = "SELECT CustomerID, CompanyName FROM Customers"
    Dim conn As SqlConnection = New SqlConnection(ConnectionString)

    ' open the connection
    conn.Open()

    'Create a SqlDataAdapter object
    Dim adapter As SqlDataAdapter = New SqlDataAdapter(SQL, conn)

    ' Call DataAdapter's Fill method to fill data from the
    ' Data Adapter to the DataSet
    Dim ds As DataSet = New DataSet("Customers")
    adapter.Fill(ds)
    ' Bind data set to a DataGrid control
    dataGrid1.DataSource = ds.DefaultViewManager
End Sub

Conclusion

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DataAdapter Example in ADO.NET. See my other articles on the website on ADO.NET.

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