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ADO.NET Programming in Visual Basic™ .NET by Bob Howell, Steve Holzner

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Chapter 1. Visual Basic .NET Database Programming

This book is about accessing databases in Visual Basic (VB) .NET, Microsoft’s latest incarnation of the popular development tool and programming language that revolutionized Windows application development. With this release, Microsoft has departed from the traditional VB paradigm by introducing object-oriented programming to VB for the first time. Microsoft has also changed lanes in its approach to database access. Until now, all of the past technologies (DAO, RDO, ADO) have relied on a connected model, where a connection to the database was maintained throughout the user’s session. With ADO .NET, this has been reversed. Now we are going to a disconnected model, where connections are established ...

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