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Microsoft® Visual C#® 2008 Step by Step by John Sharp

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Chapter 25. Querying Information in a Database

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Fetch and display data from a Microsoft SQL Server database by using Microsoft ADO.NET.

  • Define entity classes for holding data retrieved from a database.

  • Use DLINQ to query a database and populate instances of entity classes.

  • Create a custom DataContext class for accessing a database in a typesafe manner.

In Part IV of this book, "Working with Windows Applications," you learned how to use Microsoft Visual C# to build user interfaces and present and validate information. In Part V, you will learn about managing data by using the data access functionality available in Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and the Microsoft .NET Framework. The chapters in this part ...

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