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Essential ADO.NET by Bob Beauchemin

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7.9. Where Are We?

You've completed your in-depth exploration of ADO.NET by looking at the XML capabilities built into the data access stack at all levels. You've looked at integration of ADO.NET and XML in DataSet (including using XSD schemas to generate typed DataSets) and the XmlDocument/DataSet hybrid called XmlDataDocument, including its implementation of an XPathNavigator class. Finally, you've seen that SQL Server directly supports SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE operations using XML. This support is built into two data providers: the SqlClient data provider and the new SqlXml managed classes.

What I hope you take away from this exposition is that ADO.NET not only supports relational data through the data provider, DataSet, and Adapter ...

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