Chapter 20. Strongly Typed DataSets


So far in this book you have been exposed to many different aspects of data access using ADO.NET. One of the core pieces of ADO.NET is the DataSet, an in-memory representation of relational data that can contain multiple related tables, each with primary and foreign keys. DataSets also let you perform queries on the data contained within them, as well persisting that data in XML format. Using a DataAdapter, you can synchronize data contained in a DataSet with data stored in a back-end data source such as SQL Server or Oracle.

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