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

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Other Types of Applications

There are several other types of applications you can create. I will describe them in brief here. We will look into some of these in later chapters.

  • Class library— This is a group of components you wish to access from other applications. The most typical use for this is a middle-tier business rule layer, but they have other uses as well. The database components are all part of a class library, as are all of the other assemblies in the references of any application. You can also use a class library to build a set of classes to be inherited from.

  • Windows control library— This type of project contains Windows user controls. You would use this to build controls to use on Windows Forms.

  • ASP.NET Web Service— This is also ...

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