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A Developer’s Guide to SQL Server 2005 by Dan Sullivan, Bob Beauchemin

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4. In-Process Data Access

WHETHER YOU ACCESS data from the client, middle tier, or server, when you’re using SQL Server and the .NET Framework, you use the SqlClient data provider. Your data access code is similar regardless of its location, but the .NET Framework 2.0 version of SqlClient contains code to encapsulate differences when you’re programming inside SQL Server and optimize the in-server programming environment.

Programming with SqlClient

Accessing data from outside SQL Server entails connecting to SQL Server through a network library and a client library. When you use the .NET Framework with SQL Server, you use System.Data.dll as the client library and the ADO.NET programming model. ADO.NET is a provider-based model, similar in concept ...

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