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visual c++ 2010 windows form application and sql server 2008 add new data source show nothing!

Hi I have visual c++ 2010 when I choose windows form application and try to use sql server 2008 database with it I end up with following problem:
when I go to Data => add new data source
I get empty wizard although I'm suppose to have my database in there
the way I add my local database is I go to Tools => connect to Database and then I choose my database from there, but still when I go to add new data sources I don't see my database tables in there, anyone knows why?
I have read some where that visual studio 2010 doesn't support add sources to visual c++ but I download an access database project from somewhere and I could easily add new sources for it and all the tables of the database where shown in the wizard as it suppose to, why my project of windows form application and sql sever 2008 database of type mdf doesn't wanna show in the add new sources wizard?

I think I made my the question very clear,
really appreciate the help as I looked everyone on the internet for an answer, took me 3 hours of wasting time and all I have to do is to build a simple application to to insert and retrieve records of my database
Visual C++.NETMicrosoft SQL ServerC++

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