Connector/Net contains a table editor, which enables the visual creation and modification of tables.
The Table Designer can be accessed through a mouse action on table-type node of Server Explorer. To create a new table, right-click the Tables node (under the connection node) and choose the Create Table command from the context menu.
To modify an existing table, double-click the node of the table to modify, or right-click this node and choose the Design item from the context menu. Either of the commands opens the Table Designer.
The table editor is implemented in the manner of the well-known Query Browser Table Editor, but with minor differences.
Table Designer consists of the following parts:
Columns Editor - a data grid on top of the Table Designer. Use the Columns grid for column creation, modification, and deletion.
Indexes tab - a tab on bottom of the Table Designer. Use the Indexes tab for indexes management.
Foreign Keys tab - a tab on bottom of the Table Designer. Use the Foreign Keys tab for foreign keys management.
Column Details tab - a tab on bottom of the Table Designer. Use the Column Details tab to set advanced column options.
Properties window - a standard Visual Studio Properties window, where the properties of the edited table are displayed. Use the Properties window to set the table properties.
Each of these areas is discussed in more detail in subsequent sections.
To save changes you have made in the Table Designer, use either Save or Save All button of the Visual Studio main toolbar, or press Control+S. If you have not already named the table, you will be prompted to do so.
Once the table is created, you can view it in the Server Explorer.