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Essential ADO.NET by Bob Beauchemin

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Preface

This book is about a new provider-model-based data access library known as ADO.NET, a part of the Microsoft .NET initiative. But this book is also about data—where we store it and how we retrieve it, update it, and index it. Describing the ins and outs of data management turns out to be a larger topic than simply enumerating the use of all the classes, interfaces, properties, and methods in a library. It entails looking at the problem you're trying to solve with the library and determining which application programming interface (API) or portion of the API to use.

Although business problems fall into certain repeating patterns, there are no hard-and-fast rules that encompass a cookbook solution, especially with respect to data access, presentation, ...

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