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C# DataGridView Binding - SQL Server dataset

The DataGridView can display data in Bound mode, unbound mode and Virtual mode . Bound mode is suitable for managing data using automatic interaction with the data store. One very common use of the DataGridView control is binding to a table in a database. Unbound mode is suitable for displaying relatively small amounts of data that you manage programmatically. Virtual mode gives you a higher degree of control by allowing you to wait until a cell is actually being displayed to provide the value it will contain.

The following C# program shows how to bind a SQL Server dataset to a DataGridView.




using System;
using System.Data;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using System.Data.SqlClient;

namespace WindowsApplication1
{
    public partial class Form1 : Form
    {
        public Form1()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
        }

        private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            string connectionString = "Data Source=.;Initial Catalog=pubs;Integrated Security=True";
            string sql = "SELECT * FROM Authors";
            SqlConnection connection = new SqlConnection(connectionString);
            SqlDataAdapter dataadapter = new SqlDataAdapter(sql, connection);
            DataSet ds = new DataSet();
            connection.Open();
            dataadapter.Fill(ds, "Authors_table");
            connection.Close();
            dataGridView1.DataSource = ds;
            dataGridView1.DataMember = "Authors_table";
        }
    }
}

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