Serious ADO: Universal Data Access with Visual Basic

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Apress, Aug 17, 2000 - Computers - 611 pages

From seasoned developer and trainer Rob Macdonald comes Serious ADO: Universal Data Access with Visual Basic, which teaches experienced Visual Basic developers how to make the most of ADO, Microsoft's flagship product for database access. Serious ADO covers the full range of uses for ADO, from basic use of the ADO technology to specialized topics and advanced techniques that will benefit even the most experienced developers.

The first part of the book provides thorough coverage of ADO's components and what they can do. Along the way, Macdonald offers real-world code examples along with complete explanations of exactly what is occurring at each stage of the development process. This part also covers some of the key concepts upon which ADO programming is based, such as locking and transactions, connection pooling, marshalling, and Inter Process Communication, among others.

The second part of the book addresses the use of ADO in real-world development scenarios. Here, Macdonald demonstrates advanced user interface creation, including new ways to control the binding process. You'll also learn how to use Microsoft Transaction Server of COM+ applications to create transactional component-based systems.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1ADO?s Big Idea
1
Chapter 2ADO IN DEPTH
9
Chapter 3Recordsets with SQL Data Sources
63
Chapter 4Explicit Connections Creating and Using Connections
127
Chapter 5Explicit Commands Why Use Command Objects? Parameters and Parameter Objects
163
Chapter 6The ADO Event Model and Asynchronous Processing
193
Chapter 7Disconnected Recordsets ADO in an NTier Environment
227
Chapter 8Recordset Recursion and Data Shaping
287
Chapter 11Creating Simple Providers
381
Chapter 12ADO AT LARGE
419
Chapter 13The Data Environment
451
Chapter 14ADO DNA MTS and COM+
481
Chapter 15RDS and DHTML
513
Chapter 16Multidimensional ADO ADOMD
543
Glossary
581
Index
591

Chapter 9Working with Documents? Records and Streams
327
Chapter 10The ADO Data Definition Language and Security Model
361

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Rob MacDonald is an independent software expert who specializes in enterprise system design and data access using Windows, COM+, ADO, and MTS. After nine years running a thriving software development company, he now works directly with developers as a designer, mentor, and trainer. He lives in southern England.

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