How to: Open a Dataset in the Dataset Designer

The Dataset Designer is a set of visual tools for working with typed datasets. You open datasets in the Dataset Designer to view or edit the objects in the dataset. For more information on creating datasets, see How to: Create a Typed Dataset.

To open a dataset in the Dataset Designer

  • Double-click a dataset (.xsd file) in Solution Explorer to open it in the Dataset Designer.


  • Choose the dataset you want to open in the Data Sources window, right click, and then select Edit DataSet with Designer.

Next Steps

After opening a dataset in the Dataset Designer, you may want to perform one of the following actions:

Possible next steps

See Also


Walkthrough: Displaying Data on a Windows Form


Working with Datasets in Visual Studio

Preparing Your Application to Receive Data

Fetching Data into Your Application

Binding Controls to Data in Visual Studio

Editing Data in Your Application

Validating Data

Saving Data

Other Resources

Data Walkthroughs

Connecting to Data in Visual Studio