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Comparing ADO.NET and ADO

ADO.NET is not vastly different from traditional ADO; however, there are a few significant differences between ADO and ADO.NET. Both ADO and ADO.NET enable the user to access the back end or the database from the front end. However, ADO.NET is not just an improvement on ADO but a different API designed for both relational and nonrelational data access.

The Differences Between ADO.NET and ADO

ADO.NET is not just a modified version of ADO but rather a data connection model that is designed primarily for disconnected access, which is not the case with ADO. ADO.NET uses DataSet objects to accomplish this end, instead of ADO’s Recordset. ADO and ADO.NET can be differentiated based on the following parameters:

  • Data access ...

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