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Visual Basic 2005 for Programmers: Deitel Developer Series, Second Edition by Harvey M. Deitel - Deitel & Associates, Inc., Paul J. Deitel - Deitel & Associates, Inc.

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20.6. Programming with ADO.NET: Extracting Information from a Database

In this section, we demonstrate how to connect to a database, query the database and display the result of the query. You will notice that there is little code in this section. The IDE provides visual programming tools and wizards that simplify accessing data in your projects. These tools establish database connections and create the ADO.NET objects necessary to view and manipulate the data through GUI controls. The example in this section connects to the SQL Server Books database that we have discussed throughout this chapter. The Books.mdf file that contains the database can be found with the chapter’s examples (www.deitel.com/books/vbforprogrammers2).

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