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Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 Unleashed by Lars Powers, Mike Snell

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Using the Database Diagram Designer

The aforementioned Table Designer and dialog boxes enable you to define tables and table-related constructs on a table-by-table basis. The Database Diagram Designer provides the same functionality in a more visual format. It enables you to build a diagram of the whole database showing tables, table columns, keys, and table relationships, and also enables you to create each of these items from within the Diagram Designer tool.

Like the Table Designer, the Database Diagram Designer is implemented within the IDE’s document pane. It has its own menu and toolbar associated with it; you can access many of the commands on the menu/toolbar through the designer’s shortcut menu by right-clicking anywhere within the designer. ...

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