Learning the Inner Workings of ADO.NET

Visual Studio .NET truly gives you a rapid-application-development (RAD) experience, with great design-time support for many of the features in ADO.NET and data binding in Windows Forms, but there are a lot of times where using these features just aren't going to cut it. You need to learn the underlying details of ADO.NET to harness its power. This chapter jumps right into some of these items, starting off with more details on some features of the two Connection classes: (SqlClient.SqlConnection and OleDB.OleDBConnection).

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Chapter 5, “Data Binding,” explained that the connection specifies how to open a link to a database and also is how the SqlCommand object knows what data source to ...

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