Preparing Your Application to Receive Data

Visual Studio provides design time tools for creating and editing the desired data model that stores data in your application. Data model refers to the objects in an application that hold data while the application is running.

Available data models include datasets, and Entity Data Model.

Create and configure the data model at design time in preparation of filling the model with data at runtime. The following topics explain the specific data models and provide details for working with each model in Visual Studio.