Chapter 9. The Data-Binding Model

To write effective ASP.NET 1.x data-driven applications, you need a deep understanding of ADO.NET objects. You have to be familiar with connections, commands, transactions, parameters, and all the objects we dealt with in the previous two chapters. In ASP.NET 2.0, the role of ADO.NET object is more blurred because of the introduction of a new family of data-related and more programmer-friendly components—the data source objects. In ASP.NET 2.0, you use ADO.NET objects directly much less frequently. In the .NET Framework 3.5, managed languages support natively the Language Integrated Query (LINQ) engine, meaning that you can use a LINQ-based set of operators to deal with result sets and back-end data stores. Connections, ...

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