ADO.NET Programming

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Manning, 2002 - Computers - 562 pages

ADO.NET, Microsoft's new data access technology, provides all the standard data access capabilities you would expect. It also solves the unique problems associated with disconnected database access needed for robust n-tier and web applications.

ADO.NET Programming covers database programming in .NET and illustrates important steps with nice examples. It shows you how you can achieve effortless separation of data presentation from data access; how to easily go from relational data to XML, and back; how to bind data directly to the Web and Windows Controls; how to write generic access code that talks to multiple databases without change; and much more. Along the way, it illuminates with well-focused examples, points out the "gotchas," and teaches best practices.

What's inside:

  • Examples in SQL Server, Oracle and MS Access
  • Disconnected data with the DataSet
  • Moving between relational data and XML
  • Binding data to Window and web controls
  • Benefits of connection pooling
  • Building scalable, multi-tier applications
  • Distributed transactions with COM+
  • Handy references to core classes

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Setup for samples
ADO NET basics
Basic operations with the SQL Server data provider

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About the author (2002)

Arlen Feldman was a lead developer of HEAT and wrote the database libraries that allow the product to work transparently with 13 different database engines. Currently, he is the chief architect for FrontRange Solutions, a company specializing in helpdesk and CRM applications, and is working closely with Microsoft on a next-generation architecture based on .NET. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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