Chapter 11. ADO.NET

Topics in This Chapter

  • ADO.NET Architecture: ADO.NET provides access to data using custom or generic data providers. This section looks at the classes a provider must supply that enable an application to connect to a data source and interact with it using SQL commands.

  • Introduction to Using ADO.NET: ADO.NET supports data access using a connected or disconnected connectivity model. An introduction and comparison of the two architectures is provided.

  • The Connected Model: Use of the connected model requires an understanding of the role that Connection and Command classes have in retrieving data. Examples illustrate how to create a connection and use the Command class to issue SQL commands, invoke stored procedures, and manage multi-command ...

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