In this section of the book, you have been learning about and experimenting with ADO.NET. You have seen how the DataSet works, including how relationships can be established between multiple tables within a single DataSet and how you can create strongly typed DataSets from XML schema information. If you've been reading the chapters in order, you have also seen how to combine a DataSet and a data adapter to a linked system that automatically pushes changes made to the DataSet back to the original data source through either stored procedures or SQL statements such as INSERT, UPDATE, and so on.
All of this is incredibly useful information, but it doesn't do anyone any good if the user never sees all of this powerful data access. If the user interface doesn't take advantage of all the various features of ADO.NET, the user won't have benefited at all. This chapter shows you how to create compelling, data-driven user interfaces with ADO.NET using Windows Forms technology.
WHAT YOU NEED
WINDOWS FORMS DATA BINDING AT A GLANCE