Building a Windows Forms Database Application

The following procedure describes the minimum number of steps required to build a simple ADO.NET application using Windows Forms and BDP.NET. After generating the required connection objects, the project displays data in a DataGrid.

BDP.NET includes component designers to facilitate the creation of database applications. Instead of dropping individual components on a designer, configuring each in turn, use BDP.NET designers to rapidly create and configure database components. The following procedure demonstrates the major components of Windows Forms, ADO.NET, and BDP.NET at work.

Building a BDP.NET project consists of two major steps:

  1. Configure BDP.NETconnection components and a data source.
  2. Connect a DataGrid to the connection components.

Tip: For testing purposes, use the employee.gdb database included with Interbase, if included with your version of the product.

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