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Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 in C# 2008: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition by Matthew MacDonald

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15.7. The Last Word

This chapter gave you a solid introduction to ADO.NET. You know now how to connect to a database in your web pages, retrieve the information you need, and execute commands to update, insert, and delete data.

Although you've seen all the core concepts behind ADO.NET, there's still much more to learn. For a comprehensive book that focuses exclusively on ADO.NET, you may be interested in a book such as Microsoft ADO.NET 2.0: Core Reference (Microsoft Press, 2005), which investigates some of the techniques you can use to optimize ADO.NET data access code, and demonstrates how to perform batch updates with the DataSet.

In the next two chapters, you'll learn about ASP.NET's data-binding features and see how you can use them to ...

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