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Programming Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2008 by Leonard Lobel, Andrew Brust, and Stephen Forte

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"Pure" ADO.NET: Working in Code

We’ve spent a lot of time covering the visual design features of typed DataSet objects. That information will help you to be a productive SQL Server 2008 developer, but many of the features in ADO.NET require at least some coding, without the use of Visual Studio designers. You can use coding techniques to manipulate or populate your typed DataSet objects, but for now, let’s get down to some pure code development techniques that don’t use typed DataSet objects at all. (We’ll come back to designer-oriented features in the next chapter.)

We looked at the typed DataSet designer because it remains an important tool for most .NET developers (the emergence of so many new tools notwithstanding) and because understanding ...

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