Updating Fields on a new record of a Typed Dataset on form

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I have a Win Form using a Strongly Typed Dataset. I have a form that needs to add a new record I have used the 'Bindingsource.addnew' to add a new blank record. I have fields on the Dataset that are not on the form and I need to update them with values before the record is saved. I.e. Audit values and a Foreign Key I know all these values before saving the record. How do you do this? I have tried updating the at record 0 but I get an error saying there is No record 0.
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which control are you using on the form to display data from Data Set?

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The controls I am using are Text Boxes. The Dataset is defined in the Dataset designer has a number of fields for example;

SummaryID
RegistrationID
Field1
Field2
DateAdded
AddedBY

The SummaryID is the Primary Key. The RegistrationID is a Foreign Key.

The form is to Display SummaryID, Field1 and Field2. The SummaryID when  bindingsource.addnew'  executes gets -1 in it. These have been dragged onto the form.

I need to be able to update RegistrationID, DateAdded and AddedBY, before the new record is saved. They are not currently on the form surface and I do not want them on the form surface. It seems that the dataset has not been populated with the new record at bindingsource.addnew.
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You need to commit changes back to the database in your code,  The BindingSource doesn't manage that for you.  It is only responsible for binding the DataSet to the controls.  If you are using something like like an SqlDataAdapter, you will need to use that to write the data back to the database.

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Had a feeling you were going to say that.
This means that I have to have the Foreign Key RegistrationID on the form and update the RegistrationID.text property with the Foreign Key as if it is not I get an error message when I 'EndEdit' saying that the RegistrationID can not be null.
I will sort this and if it works I will accept your solution. Thanks

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Thank you for the help.

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