C# Database Basics: Moving from Visual Basic and VBA to C#

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Jan 27, 2012 - Computers - 110 pages

Working with data and databases in C# certainly can be daunting if you’re coming from VB6, VBA, or Access. With this hands-on guide, you’ll shorten the learning curve considerably as you master accessing, adding, updating, and deleting data with C#—basic skills you need if you intend to program with this language.

No previous knowledge of C# is necessary. By following the examples in this book, you’ll learn how to tackle several database tasks in C#, such as working with SQL Server, building data entry forms, and using data in a web service. The book’s code samples will help you get started on your own projects.

  • Create a Windows Forms application with a datagrid
  • Connect to multiple data sources, including Access and SQL Server
  • Add, edit, and update data in a database you choose and design
  • Enable users to choose their data source at runtime
  • Learn the roles of DataTable, DataView, BindingSource, Filters, and other objects
  • Understand where variables are declared and how they impact the code
  • Build a simple web service that connects to a database

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Form with a Datagrid
Chapter 2 C Data Access to SQL Server
Chapter 3 Building Data Entry Forms
Chapter 4 Creating Data Entry Forms with BuiltIn Controls
Chapter 5 Data in a Web Service
Chapter 6 Editing Access Data on the Web
Chapter 7 Additional C and Database Topics

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Michael Schmalz works in financial services and performs business and technology consulting in a variety of industries. He has done technical editing for O'Reilly on several Microsoft Office books and authored "Integrating Excel and Access" and "C# Database Basics". Michael has a degree in Finance from Penn State. He lives with his wife and children in Pennsylvania.

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