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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft® Visual C#® 2005 in 24 Hours, Complete Starter Kit by James Foxall

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Chapter 21. Working with a Database

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

  • Introduction to ADO.NET

  • Connecting to a database

  • Understanding DataTables

  • Creating a DataAdapter

  • Referencing fields in a DataRow

  • Navigating records

  • Adding, editing, and deleting records

  • Building an ADO.NET example

You’ve heard it so many times that it’s almost a cliché: This is the Information Age. Information is data, and managing information means working with databases. Database design is a skill unto itself, and entire books are devoted to database design and management. In this hour, you’ll learn the basics of working with a database using ADO.NET, Microsoft’s newest database technology. Although high-end solutions are built around advanced database technologies such as Microsoft’s ...

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