Work with FreshBooks Data Easily
dotConnect for FreshBooks makes it simple to create .NET applications in C#, VB, or other languages,
working with FreshBooks data. It offers standard ADO.NET interface, and thus it's easy to master it.
It's powerful design-time editors together with seamless Visual Studio integration allow you to work
with FreshBooks data with less efforts and less code writing. See how easy it is with dotConnect for
Connecting to FreshBooks from Server Explorer
To create a Server Explorer connection, you just need to:
- Click Connect to Database on the Server Explorer toolbar
- Change Data Source to FreshBooks Data Source
- Specify the login url to the data source, your FreshBooks user id and password
That's all, now you can work with FreshBooks data right in Visual Studio - select data from
FreshBooks entities and edit it.
FreshBooks Data Binding
- Build your data access layer without writing code manually
- Configure dotConnect for FreshBooks components in powerful design-time editors
- Bind data grids and other controls to FreshBooks data just by configuring the smart tags
- Work with FreshBooks data just like with a database
How it Works
More complex queries are split in parts, and parts of query are executed against
Simple queries are directly compiled to FreshBooks calls
Our local SQL engine processes the results and applies advanced SQL features, used in
These API calls are executed on FreshBooks side providing the best
Returned data are passed to the application
dotConnect for FreshBooks offers powerful local SQL engine for SELECT statement
execution. It executes SQL statements in the following way:
Simple SQL statements are translated to FreshBooks API calls and executed on the
FreshBooks side directly. However, dotConnect for FreshBooks also supports more
advanced SQL features, such as SQL functions or expressions, complex WHERE conditions,
If you use these more advanced SQL features, dotConnect for FreshBooks queries all
the data from the objects that participate in the query, and executes the statement locally.
How to Start
dotConnect for FreshBooks has a detailed documentation that can help you quickly get started with our
product. Read our tutorials first:
Connecting to FreshBooks
This tutorial describes how to connect to FreshBooks either from Visual Studio Server Explorer or
from application code via FreshBooksConnection.
Retrieving FreshBooks Data
This tutorial describes how to get FreshBooks data with FreshBooksCommand and
FreshBooksDataReader or with FreshBooksDataAdapter.
Updating FreshBooks Data
This tutorial describes how to manage FreshBooks data with SQL and the FreshBooksCommand class or
with the FreshBooksDataAdapter class.