Bobski Bobski - 7 months ago 37 Question

VB.Net connection

I'm slowly transitioning to VB.Net and it seems like the simplest of things are completely different. I'm trying to do a connection to SQL Server and just grab some data. I've tested the connection and it's fine. Now I'm trying to simply select some data from the server and display the first name in the Msgbox (or anything for that matter). Here is the code I've gotten so far....

Imports System.Data
Imports System.Data.SqlClient

Public Class Form1
Public conn As New SqlConnection("data source=Tuys1;initial catalog=DDDBuyer; user ID=userID; password=password")
Private dA As New SqlDataAdapter("Select FirstName, LastName from tblBuyers where Buyerid=1473", conn)
Private dS As New DataSet
End Class

I'm not really sure how to go from here... I understand there is something like


if ds.hasrows then
msgbox = "HELLO"
End if

or something like displaying the FirstName in txtFirstName

I am trying to get an idea of how ths works and after some research it's hard to find a specific example that would help me do what I'm trying to accomplish.

Dim custAdapter As SqlDataAdapter = New SqlDataAdapter( _
  "SELECT * FROM dbo.Customers", customerConnection)

Dim ordAdapter As OleDbDataAdapter = New OleDbDataAdapter( _
  "SELECT * FROM Orders", orderConnection)

Dim customerOrders As DataSet = New DataSet()
custAdapter.Fill(customerOrders, "Customers")
ordAdapter.Fill(customerOrders, "Orders")

Dim relation As DataRelation = _
  customerOrders.Relations.Add("CustOrders", _
  customerOrders.Tables("Customers").Columns("CustomerID"), _ 

Dim pRow, cRow As DataRow
For Each pRow In customerOrders.Tables("Customers").Rows

  For Each cRow In pRow.GetChildRows(relation)
    Console.WriteLine(vbTab & cRow("OrderID").ToString())

As explained here