Visual Studio contains two IDE windows that work with databases; Server Explorer and SQL Server Object Explorer. Either tool can be used to connect to databases and explore and modify the data entities within the database. This video explores the differences between the two IDE windows and provide some guidance for choosing the best one for a specific task.
- [Voiceover] Visual Studio contains two IDE windows…for working with databases, a Server Explorer…and SQL Server Object Explorer.…Either tool can be used to connect to databases…and explore and modify the data entities…within the database.…This video explores the differences…between the two IDE windows, and provides…some guidance for choosing the best one…for a specific task.…This is the default window layout in Visual Studio.…You can see that on the left side of the screen,…there's a Server Explorer over here.…I'll click on it and click on the Auto Hide button…to pin it to the side of the window.…There's Server Explorer.…
By default, you don't see the SQL Server Object Explorer.…To show that I'll go to the View menu…and choose SQL Server Object Explorer from this menu.…At the moment, they're both sharing…the same space on the left side of the screen,…so in order to see the two of them side by side,…I can't, because they're a tab.…There is a trick you can do in Visual Studio.…You can right-click on this tab and choose…
- Exploring integration with Azure data sources and other Microsoft databases
- Working with SQL Server Express LocalDB
- Connecting to databases with Server Explorer
- Working with database tables
- Manipulating tables with the SQL Server Object Explorer
- Creating queries and custom views
- Creating stored procedures
- Comparing databases
- Building a data project in Visual Studio
- Refactoring a database object
- Deploying the database
- Connecting to Azure databases
- Deploying data projects to Azure
- Integrating Visual Studio with Entity Framework
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 08/23/2017. What changed?
A: The following topics were updated: installing the SSDT features and why LocalDB is essential for developers.
1. Database and Data Integration
The Azure data sources2m 35s
2. SQL Server Express LocalDB
3. Server Explorer
4. SQL Server Object Explorer
5. Queries, Views, and Stored Procedures
6. Compare databases
7. SQL Server Data Project
8. Azure Data
Get an Azure account1m 10s
9. Entity Framework
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