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Essential ADO.NET by Bob Beauchemin

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6.11. Where Are We?

You've seen the internals of the ADO.NET data presentation paradigms. You've explored how Windows Forms and Web Forms expose somewhat analogous programming paradigms for graphical user interfaces but produce either Windows GUI items or HTML. You've also learned how to use DataReaders, DataViews, expressions, and any class that implements IEnumerable to bind to Web Forms, and how the new data binding strategy makes data binding more flexible.

So far, your trip through data access has focused on a strict relational view of the world, both when you're using data providers and when you're using the DataSet class. I've talked about nonrelational data along the way, but now you're going to expand your data access horizons to include ...

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