Microsoft ActiveX® Data Objects .NET (ADO.NET) is a set of libraries included with the Microsoft .NET Framework that helps you communicate with data from .NET-based applications—including XML data. Discover how to access, sort, and manipulate data in Web-enabled enterprise applications with this book. You’ll get expert guidance and insider tips from a leading database and ADO authority about how to write, test, and debug database code with the tools and wizards in Visual Studio .NET. You’ll also learn about the improved ADO.NET object model, its XML features for Web extensibility, its enhanced integration with Microsoft SQL Server™ 2000, and more.
Topics covered in this guide include:
Overview of ADO.NET
Building applications with the Data Form Wizard
Connecting to your database
Querying your database
Working with DataAdapters
Storing data in DataSets
Filtering and searching data in DataSets
Working with relational data
Submitting updates to your database
Advanced updating scenarios
Using strongly typed DataSets
Interacting with XML data
Building effective Windows® database applications
Building effective Web database applications
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David Sceppa is a program manager on the SQL Server® team at Microsoft and an expert on ADO.NET. As a former technical lead in the Microsoft Developer Support group, he helped customers build database applications with Visual Basic and Microsoft Visual FoxPro®. David is MCSD certified in Microsoft .NET and has a background in teaching.