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Building Solutions with the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework: Architecture and Best Practices for Mobile Development by Jon Box, Dan Fox

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Working with Relational Data

As .NET developers are aware, the programming model in the desktop Framework used to manipulate relational data is referred to as ADO.NET and encompasses the classes in the System.Data namespace.[8] These classes are substantially supported in the Compact Framework as well and provide a simple and powerful means for developers to work with relational data locally on the device via XML. The primary class in this regard is DataSet, which can be used for working with data locally, persisting it on the device, and binding it to controls on a form.

[8] For an in-depth look at ADO.NET, see Dan Fox's Teach Yourself ADO.NET in 21 Days (Sams, June 2002).

ADO.NET in the Compact Framework

ADO.NET is fundamentally divided between ...

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