Ado.NET Programming in Visual Basic .NET

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Prentice Hall Professional, 2003 - Computers - 406 pages
Prentice Hall PTR's new ADO.NET Programming in Visual Basic .NET - The practical guide to database development with VB.NET and ADO.NET Includes detailed coverage of XML-based Web services Data providers, DataGrids, DataSets, data binding, and much more Complete case study application-building a robust ADO.NET data control Build powerful database apps and Web services fast, with VB.NET and ADO.NET! With ADO.NET, you can build database-enabled applications and Web services with more speed, flexibility, and power than ever before. ADO.NET Programming in Visual Basic .NET teaches you all you'll need to know to make the most of ADO.NET - whether you're an experienced Visual Basic database programmer or not. The authors' realistic code examples and practical insights illuminate ADO.NET from its foundations to state-of-the-art data binding and application optimization. Coverage includes - Understanding the ADO.NET class libraries Utilizing Visual Basic.NET's powerful database programming tools Connecting to databases using ADO.NET's wide range of data providers Using DataSets to read, store, and process XML data Mastering data binding with Windows Forms and ASP.NET Web Forms Building data-driven XML-based Web Services and Windows thin client applications The book concludes with a complete case study application - constructing a .NET version of the powerful ADO data control that VB 6 programmers loved, but isn't included in ADO.NET.
 

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Contents

Visual Basic NET Database Programming
1
Your First ADO NET Program
7
Summary
26
ObjectOriented Programming
27
Summary
41
Other Types of Applications
57
Database Diagrams
75
4
77
Data Binding in Windows Forms
229
Data Binding in Web Forms
277
Building XML Web Services
331
The CustomersOrders Web Service
335
Using Web Services with Windows Forms Clients
350
Using Web Services with Web Forms Clients
365
Creating Your Own Data Control
371
Creating the Components
378

Connecting to Databases
97
Using TransactionsThe Transaction Class
113
Summary
131
Using the CommandBuilder
155
The ADO NET DataSet
181
Completing the Test Harness
384
iii
385
Lets Try It
391
Index
397
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

STEVE HOLZNER is Director of the Center for Increased Profits, in Ithaca, New York. Holzner has written over thirty books on PC and/or Windows programming topics. Over a million copies of his books have been sold, and they've been translated into twelve languages. Formerly a contributing editor for PC Magazine, he holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University.

BOB HOWELL has been a Visual Basic developer since VB 1. Prior to that he developed in COBOL on mainframe systems. He has done work for major corporations and developed several client/server and multi-tier applications using Microsoft technologies. These applications have ranged from document storage and retrieval to management reporting and distributed repair depot management systems. He is a master of GUI development in Visual Basic.

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