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

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Chapter 11. The Many Facets of .NET Data Binding

Andrew Brust

In Chapter 10, we looked at the multitude of data access technologies available to .NET developers building applications on top of Microsoft SQL Server 2008. Certainly, some work is required to make the right decision about how to get to your data. Once that decision is made, you still need to devise a strategy for displaying the data, and soliciting modifications to it, within your application’s user interface (UI). Although you can certainly write your own code to load column values into controls and read them back, Microsoft has worked very hard to ensure that you don’t have to. Whether you’re developing for the Microsoft Windows Forms, ASP.NET, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), ...

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