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Introducing ADO.NET

In two- or three-tier application models, you have a front end and a back end. The front end, or user interface, can be anything from a simple form to a Web page. The back end typically is a database or other nonrelational data sources. In such application models, you need to have a set of methods that provide a connection between the front and back ends. ADO.NET provides data access services to the front end and provides for an effective method to communicate between the front and back ends.

ActiveX Data Objects.NET (ADO.NET) is a library that provides a new set of data access services for the .NET framework. It is not a totally new concept but an improvement of ADO. ADO.NET (earlier referred to as ADO+) retains most of ...

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