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Just been asked some further questions about the DataExecutor class on FreeNode and thought I'd give some usage instructions/clarification here.

Howto: Fill a strongly typed dataset

Set your base class (of your TableAdapter) to Tools.genericTableAdapter.

Fill your strongly typed DataSet thus:

DataExecutor de = null;

	try{
		de = new DataExecutor();
	
		const string TABLEPREFIX = "blog";
	
		MySqlCommand cmd = new MySqlCommand(string.Format("SELECT * FROM {0} WHERE id=@id", TABLEPREFIX));
		cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@id", id);
            
		de.NextCommand(cmd, false);

		DataSchema.blog_postsDataTable postsDT = new DataSchema.blog_postsDataTable();

		DataTable dtRef = (DataTable)postsDT;

		de.DataSetSchema(ref dtRef);
	} finally {
		if(de != null) de.Close();
	}

Why do it like this?

Answer: because it lets you hook into the return results for testing purposes.

de = new Tools.DataExecutor(true);
de.OnTestModeFill += new Tools.DataExecutor.TestModeFillInterceptor(taskFillHandler);

Then in taskFillHandler you will receive a reference to a DataTable that you can populate in whatever way you like to ensure that your application behaves correctly - aka. offline database unit testing!