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Essential ADO.NET by Bob Beauchemin

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4.4. Where Are We?

You've spent most of this chapter going through the use of DataSet and related classes as part of a standalone, in-memory object model that represents relational data. This chapter prepares you for what is to come. In the next three chapters you'll be using DataSet with relational databases, XML data, and graphical user interfaces. This chapter allows you to identify what DataSet adds and helps you to determine when to use it as opposed to the direct streaming and command model discussed in Chapter 3.

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