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Data Binding with Windows Forms 2.0: Programming Smart Client Data Applications with .NET by Brian Noyes

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D. Accessing Data with ADO.NET

An important part of any real-world application is obtaining and managing the data that drives the application. The application could be something as simple as a game that is retrieving and storing user preferences and scoring data. At the other end of the spectrum, it could be a complex business application that retrieves, manipulates, and updates data from multiple data sources over a network or the Web and within the scope of a distributed transaction using asynchronous message-based communications. The spectrum of what constitutes data access is extremely broad and complicated, and is the topic of many other books.

This book, on the other hand, is focused on the presentation of data using Windows Forms, and ...

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