DataAdapter Class

Represents a set of SQL commands and a database connection that are used to fill the DataSet and update the data source.

Namespace:  System.Data.Common
Assembly:  System.Data (in System.Data.dll)

public class DataAdapter : Component, 

The DataAdapter serves as a bridge between a DataSet and a data source for retrieving and saving data. The DataAdapter provides this bridge by mapping Fill, which changes the data in the DataSet to match the data in the data source, and Update, which changes the data in the data source to match the data in the DataSet.

If you are connecting to a SQL Server database, you can increase overall performance by using the SqlDataAdapter along with its associated SqlCommand and SqlConnection objects. For OLE DB-supported data sources, use the DataAdapter with its associated OleDbCommand and OleDbConnection objects. For ODBC-supported data sources, use the DataAdapter with its associated OdbcCommand and OdbcConnection objects. For Oracle databases, use the DataAdapter with its associated OracleCommand and OracleConnection objects.

When an instance of DataAdapter is created, the read/write properties are set to initial values. For a list of these values, see the DataAdapter constructor.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0