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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2008

    Unanswered: Visual Studio 2008 Data Source

    I'm working in VS 2008. I created a data source and I want to delete it, but there is no delete option. Does anyone know how to do this?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Madison, WI
    There is a place in the registry where data sources are stored.

    (for ODBC):


    But make a backup of the registry before you modify it. My guess is you could probably remove it from the registry using regedit (but search on the MS website first.)
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2008

    just chasing my frustrating

    thanks for the reply pkstormy.

    I worked for about 2 hours trying to delete the data source in VS.NET 2008. Looked on many websites and searched the web for way too long.
    I saw a few comments about right-clicking on the data source and deleting it, but that was not showing up in my IDE.
    I simply rebooted the machine and opened up VS 2008 again and voila! There it is!
    These are the days when I don't like programming anymore.
    No rhyme or reason! and no hints!

    Thanks again.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    The Bottom of The Barrel
    Provided Answers: 1
    Right click and delete is how you do it. If that's not working, something is up with your install.

    Here's how it should look:

    oh yeah... documentation... I have heard of that.

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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    To remove a database data source from the Data Sources window


    Select the dataset in Solution Explorer and remove it from the project.

    The corresponding data source disappears from the Data Sources window.

    If the data source is still visible in the Data Sources window, then click the Refresh button in the window.
    To remove a Web service data source from the Data Sources window


    Right-click the Web service data source in the Data Sources window and choose Remove Web Reference.


    Right-click the Web reference in Solution Explorer, and choose Delete.

    To remove an object data source from the Data Sources window


    Right-click the object data source in the Data Sources window and select Remove Object.

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