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Microsoft® Visual Basic® .NET Programmer's Cookbook by Matthew MacDonald

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Chapter 14. ADO.NET

The Microsoft .NET Framework includes an entirely new data access framework that allows you to query data sources, fill disconnected DataSet containers, and continue to work with relational data long after the original connection has been closed. In this chapter, we tackle some of the most commonly asked ADO.NET questions and provide tips for improving performance, creating robust applications, and simplifying user interface code when using ADO.NET.

It goes without saying that you shouldn’t use this chapter to learn basic ADO.NET programming. Straightforward tasks such as executing commands, using a DataReader, and iterating through a DataSet aren’t covered (nor are the basics of SQL). If you need a comprehensive introduction ...

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