fill vb dataset in sharpdevelop

I am writing Visual Basic code in Sharpdevelop. how do I connect   a dataset to a database?
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Meir RivkinFull stack Software EngineerCommented:
which database u wish to connect?
ru using
fblack61Author Commented:
Access 2007
Meir RivkinFull stack Software EngineerCommented:
to work with access 2007 u need the following connection string format:
string connectionString = @"Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;" + @"Data Source=c:\temp\contacts.accdb";

here's a sample code which query access db table called contacts:

using System;
using System.Data.OleDb;

namespace test1
	class OleDbTest
		public static void Run()
			string connectionString = @"Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;" + @"Data Source=c:\temp\contacts.accdb";

			//create the database connection
			OleDbConnection aConnection = new OleDbConnection(connectionString);
			//create the command object and store the sql query
			OleDbCommand aCommand = new OleDbCommand("select * from contacts", aConnection);
				//create the datareader object to connect to table
				OleDbDataReader aReader = aCommand.ExecuteReader();
				Console.WriteLine("This is the returned data from contacts table");
				//Iterate throuth the database
				//close the reader 
				//close the connection Its important.
			//Some usual exception handling
			catch(OleDbException e)
				Console.WriteLine("Error: {0}", e.Errors[0].Message);

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Meir RivkinFull stack Software EngineerCommented:
please disregard my previous post.

here's the code u requested in
GetDataSet method accept the accdb file path and the table name and return dataset with the requested table:
Imports System
Imports System.Data
Imports System.Data.OleDb

Namespace test1
    Class OleDbTest
        Public Shared Function GetDataSet(ByVal dbFile As String, ByVal table As String) As DataSet
            'Create a new dataset with a table: Contacts
            Dim myDataSet As New DataSet("Contacts")
            Dim connectionString As String = "Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;Data Source=" & dbFile
            Dim conn As New OleDbConnection(connectionString)
            'create a new OleDB connection
                ' Open the connection
                'pass the Select statement and connection information to the initializxation constructor for the OleDBDataAdapter
                Dim myDataAdapter As New OleDbDataAdapter("SELECT * FROM " & table, conn)
                'Fill the dataset and table with the data retrieved by the select command
                myDataAdapter.Fill(myDataSet, "Contacts")
                    ' Close connection
            Catch ex As Exception
                Console.WriteLine("Error in connection: " & ex.Message)
                If conn IsNot Nothing Then
                End If
            End Try
            ' dispose of open objects
                'return the new dataset created
            Return myDataSet
        End Function
    End Class
End Namespace

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