Solved

Populating a DataTable from a BindingSource

Posted on 2009-07-06
7
956 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
Hi, I'm using VB 2005, WinForms. I have several DataGridViews in my application and I populated them with a BindingSource. That all works well.

I now need to create some reports using ReportViewer, but ReportViewer gets its feed from a DataSet, which in turn contains a DataTable.

What I'd like to do is use my BindingSouce to populate my Report's DataTable.

Something like this (although I know this won't work)...

DataTable1.DataSource = bs   << I know this is not correct, but its what I'd like to do.

Is there a way to do this, or do I need to simply poplate a new DataTable from a DataAdapter, CommandBuilder...etc? (I'd really dislike redoing all that)

Thanks for the help and advice,
Fulano
0
Comment
Question by:Mr_Fulano
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1
7 Comments
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
rgn2121 earned 500 total points
ID: 24791714
I have never used a bindingsource, but you might try something like this if you are sure of what the bindingsource contains...

Dim dt As DataTable = DirectCast(bs.DataSource, System.Data.DataTable)
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:drypz
ID: 24791717
Hi! Do it something like this.

DataTable dataTable = bs.DataSource as DataTable;
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:rgn2121
ID: 24791718
fyi...I did not run through this to see if there would be any issues or if it would even work...
0
Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:drypz
ID: 24791721
Sorry didn't seen the other comment.
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:VBRocks
ID: 24794560
Well, one thing to keep in mind is that when you create a DataSet and fill it from the DataBase, then the loaded DataSet exists in memory:

    DataSet in memory.

When you create a BindingSource, and set it's DataSource to the DataSet that you have already created and loaded, and is in memory, Then the BindingSource is simply pointing to the existing DataSet that is in memory; it's not creating and using a copy of it.  

    DataSet in memory <- BindingSource


So, you can actually use the DataSet itself as the DataSource for the Report.

0
 

Author Comment

by:Mr_Fulano
ID: 24800311
Hi VBRocks, you bring up a good point. That's one of the reasons I wanted to use my BS rather than fill another DataSet just for the report. I actually create my DataSets and DataTables programmatically. I don't use the Wizard. However, for use with ReportViewer its easier to create a "dummy" DataSet and then add DataTables to it, to then be used with in Report. I needed a way to populate my DataTable with the most recent information available, which in y case is the BS.

Thanks for the comment,
Fulano
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Mr_Fulano
ID: 31600477
Very good suggestion. This works well.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

1.0 - Introduction Converting Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6) to Visual Basic 2008+ (VB.NET). If ever there was a subject full of murkiness and bad decisions, it is this one!   The first problem seems to be that people considering this task of converting…
It’s quite interesting for me as I worked with Excel using vb.net for some time. Here are some topics which I know want to share with others whom this might help. First of all if you are working with Excel then you need to Download the Following …
You have products, that come in variants and want to set different prices for them? Watch this micro tutorial that describes how to configure prices for Magento super attributes. Assigning simple products to configurable: We assigned simple products…
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …

939 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

6 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now