Populate a gridview control using data adapt...

Posted on 2013-11-02
Last Modified: 2013-11-02
I have been able to use data reader to populate gwCategory (a grid view control) using a data reader variable. But I need some help to do the same using a data adapter.

Question: How can I make the attached code work?

This is in vs 2010 for winForm.

Thank you.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using System.Configuration;
using System.Data.SqlClient;

namespace ado01_Connection
    public partial class Form10 : Form
        public Form10()

        private void Form10_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
            string cs = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["csDatabase"].ConnectionString;
            SqlConnection con = new SqlConnection(cs);

                //SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand("SELECT [CategoryName],[Description],[Picture] FROM [Northwind].[dbo].[Categories];", con);
                SqlDataAdapter da = new SqlDataAdapter("SELECT [CategoryName],[Description],[Picture] FROM [Northwind].[dbo].[Categories];", con);
                DataSet ds = new DataSet();

                //BindingSource source = new BindingSource();
                //source.DataSource = ds;
                gwCategory.DataSource = da;// source;

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Question by:Mike Eghtebas
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Accepted Solution

Robert Schutt earned 350 total points
ID: 39619187
Can you try:
gwCategory.DataSource = ds.Tables[0];

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Assisted Solution

by:Fernando Soto
Fernando Soto earned 150 total points
ID: 39619230
Hi eghtebas;

The code snippet should load the control for you.

BindingSource source = new BindingSource();

private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    string cs = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["csDatabase"].ConnectionString;

    using (var con = new SqlConnection(cs))
        SqlDataAdapter da = new SqlDataAdapter("SELECT [CategoryName],[Description],[Picture] FROM [Categories];", con);
        DataSet ds = new DataSet();
        source.DataSource = ds.Tables[0];
        gwCategory.DataSource = source;

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by:Mike Eghtebas
ID: 39619238
That is fantastic. I will try shortly but what if I have more than one data adapter?

How can I make reference to an specific data adapter? Perhaps by name?

gwCategory.DataSource = ds.Tables(rdr1);


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