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

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14. ADO.NET 2.0 and SqlClient

IN THIS CHAPTER, we round out the functionality enhancements for SQL Server clients and go into some general ADO.NET provider-model enhancements. All these enhancements are backward compatible—that is, they work with SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 7 as well. We'll look at these enhancements using the ADO.NET SqlClient provider, though we'll point out where equivalent new functionality is available to other ADO.NET data providers or through other APIs.

Generic Coding with the ADO.NET 2.0 Base Classes and Factories

ADO.NET is a database-agnostic API. It is an API in which database vendors write plug-in data providers for their database … la OLE DB/ADO (providers), ODBC (drivers), or JDBC (drivers), rather than a database-specific ...

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