The Visual Studio .NET (VS .NET) Integrated Development Environment (IDE) provides design-time support to work with data components. In this chapter, you'll learn how to use these data components in the VS .NET IDE at design-time to create database applications. This chapter starts with the Server Explorer, a useful tool for database applications. You'll focus on developing database applications quickly using data components in VS .NET without writing a lot of code. You'll work through a step-by-step tutorial to help you develop and run a project. The chapter also discusses the Connection, DataAdapter, Command, DataSet, and DataView components in more detail. After finishing this chapter, you'll have a good understanding of data components and how to work with them in VS .NET.