Introduction

Microsoft ADO.NET 2.0 represents a major improvement in data access capabilities. You’ll see little resemblance between the object model in the original release of ADO included in Microsoft Visual Studio 6 and the improved object model in the new release included in Visual Studio 2005. ADO.NET 2.0 contains many changes that simplify development by requiring less code, and it has new capabilities that enable you to write more database-agnostic code, which means you will have a much easier time writing code without knowledge of the database server that will be used.

This book dives deep into advanced implementations of the new and old ADO.NET features that make up the current release. Complex problems rarely have a single solution, so ...

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