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Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2005 Step by Step, 3rd Edition by Michael Halvorson

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Chapter 18. Getting Started with ADO.NET

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Use the Data Source Configuration Wizard to establish a connection to a database and build a dataset.

  • Use the Dataset Designer and the Data Sources window to examine dataset members and create bound objects on forms.

  • Create datacentric applications using dataset and data navigator objects.

  • Use bound TextBox and MaskedTextBox controls to display database information on a Windows form.

  • Write SQL statements to filter and sort dataset information using the Visual Studio Query Builder tool.

In Part IV, you’ll learn how to work with information stored in databases and Web sites. First, you’ll learn about Microsoft ADO.NET, the newest paradigm for working with database ...

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