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C#® Developer's Guide to ASP.NET, XML, and ADO.NET by Chris Kinsman, Jeffrey P. McManus

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New Features in ADO.NET

Many of the new features in ADO.NET represent gently evolved ways to perform operations that ADO.old programmers have always done, but some features for accessing and presenting data are fairly abrupt departures from what you may be accustomed to. Here is a high-level summary of some of the most important data-access changes to an ASP.NET developer.

Support for Disconnected Access and Remoting

ADO.old provided support for sessionless access through the disconnected recordset. To disconnect from a data source in ADO.old, you had to remember to set a specific cursor type and perform a series of magic incantations to make the recordset disconnect from the server. And then, when it was all done, there wasn't any straight-forward ...

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