At the beginning of this book, you learned that ASP.NET is just one component in Microsoft’s ambitious .NET platform. As you know, .NET also includes modern languages and a toolkit of classes that allows you to do everything from handling errors to analyzing XML documents. In this chapter, you’ll explore another one of the many features in the .NET Framework: the ADO.NET data access model.

Quite simply, ADO.NET is the technology that .NET applications use to interact with a database. In this chapter, you’ll learn about ADO.NET and the family of objects that provides its functionality. You’ll also learn how to put ...

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