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MCAD/MCSD.NET Training Guide (Exam 70-316): Developing and Implementing Windows®-Based Applications with Microsoft® Visual C#™ .NET and Microsoft® Visual Studio® .NET by MCSD Amit Kalani - MCAD

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Accessing and Manipulating Data

Consuming and manipulating data.

  • Access and manipulate data from a data store. Data stores include relational databases, XML documents, and flat files. Methods include XML techniques and ADO.NET.

This test objective covers an immense amount of functionality within the .NET Framework. You'll need to know how to work with three types of data:

  • File-based data

  • Relational database data

  • XML data

The .NET Framework includes namespaces and classes that are optimized for each of these types of data.

I cover the following major topics in this section:

  • Working with disk files

  • The ADO.NET object model

  • Using DataSet objects

  • Using XML data

Working with Disk Files

The oldest form of data that you're likely to work with in the .NET ...

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