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Applied XML Programming for Microsoft® .NET by Dino Esposito

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XML Data Readers

.NET Framework applications delegate all their low-level data access tasks to a special breed of connector objects called managed data providers. The object model around these connector components is known as ADO.NET. Basically, a data provider is the software component that enables any .NET Framework application to connect to a data source and execute commands to retrieve and modify data.

A .NET Framework data provider component interfaces client applications through the objects in the ADO.NET namespace and exposes any provider-specific behavior directly to consumers. A .NET Framework data provider component creates a minimal layer between the physical data source and the client code, thereby increasing performance without ...

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