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Programming .NET Compact Framework 3.5 Second Edition by David Durant, Paul Yao

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Chapter 6. ADO.NET Programming

This chapter introduces ADO.NET, a set of .NET Compact Framework classes used for database programming in managed code. Like its counterpart on the desktop, the ADO.NET classes in the .NET Compact Framework provide a convenient, flexible model for operating on memory-resident databases. Three options are presented for the persistent storage of ADO.NET data sets: XML files, Microsoft SQL Server CE databases on a Windows CE device, and Microsoft SQL Server databases (Version 7.0 and later) on a desktop or server version of SQL Server.

A .NET COMPACT FRAMEWORK program that manages a significant volume of data is probably going to use the ADO.NET classes to manage that data. ADO.NET provides managed-code support for table-based ...

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