Chapter 1. Overview of ADO.NET Disconnected Classes

The ADO.NET class hierarchy can be split into two categories: connected and disconnected objects. Figure 1-1 shows the principal connected and disconnected classes. This chapter describes the disconnected classes that are shown in the diagram and many other classes of this category as well. I cover the disconnected classes in detail because these classes can be used without your ever creating a connection to a data store. In Chapter 2, I’ll discuss the connected classes in detail.

The more familiar disconnected and connected classes

Figure 1-1. The more familiar disconnected and connected classes

The classes shown in Figure 1-1 existed in previous ...

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