Chapter 20. ASP.NET Data Controls

IN THIS CHAPTER

Accessing Data in ASP.NET 3.5

ASP.NET Data Source Controls

Configuring a Data Source Control

Other ASP.NET Data Controls

Checkpoint

Accessing Data in ASP.NET 3.5

Database access used to be a feature only for large, enterprise websites. That is certainly no longer the case. On today’s Web, databases are used for many purposes, from displaying data to users to storing page content for content management systems. Suffice it to say that if you are going to learn to build websites for today’s Internet, you need to understand how to use data access.

Fortunately, data access is no longer just the realm of programmers. Microsoft has put substantial effort into making ASP.NET a robust tool for creating ...

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