Chapter 3. Using Data Commands and DataReaders

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Create a Data Command at design time and at run time.

  • Configure a Data Command in Microsoft Visual Studio and at run time.

  • Configure the Parameters collection in Visual Studio.

  • Create and configure a Parameter at run time.

  • Set Parameter values.

  • Execute a command by using a Data Command.

  • Create a DataReader at run time.

  • Retrieve DataReader properties.

  • Execute the methods of the DataReader.

The Connection object that we examined in Chapter 2 represents the physical connection to a data source, the conduit for exchanging information between an application and the data source. Two Microsoft .NET Framework objects work in conjunction to actually retrieve the data: ...

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