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6.1. Preselecting Data by Using Parameterized Stored Procedures

One of the biggest issues in working with server-side data such as SQL Server data is to minimize the amount of data that you load into an application. That's because communication with such servers is typically comparatively slow, and the servers themselves have enough processing power to quickly locate the exact data that you want. In this exercise, you'll see how you can minimize the amount of data retrieved by using a series of stored procedures with parameters.

Estimated time: 30 minutes

Create a new Visual C# .NET project to use for the exercises in this chapter.
Add a new form to the project.
Place a ComboBox control (cboCustomers), a ...

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