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A Programmer's Guide to .NET by Alexei Fedorov

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Chapter 12. Working with data – ADO.NET

In this chapter we will explore ADO.NET – the data access component of the Microsoft .NET Framework. As with ASP.NET, ADO.NET is not just a new version of Microsoft ADO, but a completely new data access architecture based on managed providers and a set of classes that we will discuss in this chapter.

ADO.NET is built from the ground up for distributed applications used in today’s disconnected scenarios. It is built around the disconnected model based on the DataSet class (an in-memory XML database that stores related tables, relationships, and constraints). ...

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