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ADO.NET Cookbookby Bill Hamilton
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Designed in the highly regarded O'Reilly Cookbook format, ADO.NET Cookbook is strikingly different from other books on the subject. It isn't bogged down with pages of didactic theory. The ADO.NET Cookbook focuses exclusively on providing developers with easy-to-find coding solutions to real problems.ADO.NET Cookbook is a comprehensive collection of over 150 solutions and best practices for everyday dilemmas. For each problem addressed in the book, there's a solution--a short, focused piece of code that programmers can insert directly into their applications.And ADO.NET Cookbook is more than just a handy compilation of cut-and-paste C# and VB.NET code. ADO.NET Cookbook offers clear explanations of how and why the code works, warns of potential pitfalls, and directs you to sources of additional information, so you can learn to adapt the problem-solving techniques to different situations. This is a painless way for developers who prefer to learn by doing to expand their skills and productivity, while solving the pressing problems they face every day.These time-saving recipes include vital topics like connecting to data, retrieving and managing data, transforming and analyzing data, modifying data, binding data to .NET user interfaces, optimizing .NET data access, enumerating and maintaining database objects, and maintaining database integrity.The diverse solutions presented here will prove invaluable over and over again, for ADO.NET programmers at all levels, from the relatively inexperienced to the most sophisticated.
Book News Annotation:
Offers 153 solutions, complete with code and explanations, to problems commonly encountered when using ADO.NET to support data access in loosely coupled n-tier application architectures. The solutions demonstrate how to connect to data sources from ADO.NET, retrieve data using SQL statements, search for records in views and tables, copy data between ADO.NET classes, bind data to forms, and improve application performance. The code examples are written in C#.
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Teach yourself the fundamentals of ADO.NET 4 — one step at a time. With this practical, learn-by-doing tutorial, you get the clear guidance and hands-on examples you need to start creating datacentric applications for Windows® and the Web.
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Teach yourself how to use ADO.NET 4, the data access technology that helps you create data-focused software faster and easier. With STEP BY STEP, you set the pace — building and practicing the skills you need, just when you need them!
Gain a firm understanding of the fundamental concepts and tools provided with ADO.NET 4.0, one feature at a time. With clear discussions and hands-on examples written in Visual Basic and C#, you'll move step-by-step through the learning process.
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About the Author
Bill Hamilton is a software architect specializing in designing, developing and implementing distributed applications using .NET and J2EE technologies. Over the last ten years, he has provided consulting services in B2B, B2C, B2E, data integration, and portal initiatives for banking, retail, accounting, manufacturing, and financial services. An early technology adopter, he frequently evaluates, recommends, and helps his clients use new technologies effectively. Bill has designed and helped build several award winning software packages. Bill is the co-author of O'Reilly's ADO.NET in a Nutshell and author of ADO.NET Cookbook.
Table of Contents
PrefaceChapter 1: Connecting to DataChapter 2: Retrieving and Managing DataChapter 3: Searching and Analyzing DataChapter 4: Adding and Modifying DataChapter 5: Copying and Transferring DataChapter 6: Maintaining Database IntegrityChapter 7: Binding Data to .NET User InterfacesChapter 8: Working with XMLChapter 9: Optimizing .NET Data AccessChapter 10: Enumerating and Maintaining Database ObjectsConverting from C# to VB SyntaxColophon
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