Chapter 3. Using SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition and Other Data Stores

In this chapter:

Using SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition Databases 74

Creating Connections to Data in Your Project 85

Building a Data-Bound GUI 111

Persisting Data Without a Database 134

Most business applications require data to be stored, organized, and viewed. A simple application can simply persist data in a file, whereas more complex applications can benefit by using a database because of its capability of organizing data in tables, providing fast searching using indexes, and representing master–child relationships between data in different tables through foreign keys. As well as storing the data, the application usually must display data to users so that they can read and update ...

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