Understanding and programming MySQL data load into the DataGridView control is a must for Windows Application Developers today. Many times, in real production environment the end-users need to see a result set of data to make daily business decisions. The main question is about how many records they need to see when the control gets loaded. The answer of the question is defined by the client's business rules. At this point application performance is a critical issue for Application Developers. In this paper I'll show you how load MySQL data into the DataGridView control using VB.NET bound and unbound programming modes. A timer class named Stopwatch for VB.NET will be used to measure the execution time between theses two programming modes.
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