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ADO.NET: From Novice to Pro, Visual Basic .NET Editionby Peter Wright
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Designed to get programmers up to professional level as fast as possible, ADO.NET: From Novice to Pro is aimed toward both developers who have little or no experience with ADO.NET (or with .NET in general) and programmers who are not comfortable with database programming. Best-selling author Peter Wright painlessly moves readers from simple database access to the sophisticated manipulation of XML documents. The book begins by showing you the basic architecture of ADO.NET and then provides you with what you need to know about data providers and the new Connection, Command, and DataSet objects. Wright then drills down into the topics professional developers need to grasp, such as transactions, concurrency, typed DataSets, and using XML with ADO.NET. Through working code adaptable to individual projects and numerous hands-on examples, you will learn how to create fast and powerful ADO.NET enterprise applications. The end goal of this book is to enable you to work at a professional level utilizing Microsoft's most modern data-access technology: ADO.NET Author Information Peter Wright is a principal consultant with Avanade Inc., based in London, England. He has over 10 years experience designing, developing and architecting applications using Microsoft technologies. At Avanade, Peter specializes in the architecture and development of .NET-enabled eBusiness solutions and mobile applications. He is also the author of 10 books covering subjects as diverse as Visual Basic, object-oriented applications development, Delphi programming, and Linux GUI development.
Designed to get programmers up to professional levels as fast as possible, ADO.NET: From Novice to Pro is geared toward developers who have little or no .NET or ADO.NET experience, as well as programmers who are not yet comfortable with database programming. Best-selling author Peter Wright painlessly moves readers from simple database access to the sophisticated manipulation of XML documents.
The book begins by showing you the basic architecture of ADO.NET, and then provides you with the tools you'll need to work with data providers and the Connection, Command, and DataSet objects. Wright then drills down into the topics that are essential for you as a professional developer to understand, including transactions, concurrency, typed DataSets, and the use of XML with ADO.NET.
Through numerous hands-on examples and working code that is adaptable to individual projects, you'll learn how to create fast and powerful ADO.NET enterprise applications. By the end of this book, you'll be able to work at a professional level utilizing Microsoft's most powerful data-access technology.
ADO .NET From Square One is designed to get programmers up to speed with ADO.NET fast. It's aimed at developers who have little or no real experience with ADO.NET or .NET in general, and who need to get up to speed with ADO.NET fast. Peter Wright focuses on the issues that will affect developers most when adopting ADO.NET, moving the reader painlessly through everything from simple database access to the manipulation of disjointed XML documents within offline fully relational Datasets. Wright also covers just how to apply ADO.NET to real-world scenarios.ADO .NET From Square One could be considered the ultimate zero-to-hero guide for ADO.NET. It assumes no knowledge of ADO.NET and takes the reader through learning everything there is to know about using ADO.NET in full enterprise applications. Wright starts out exploring the basic structure of ADO.NET, covering the Data provider objects, as well as the critical ADO.NET objects such as the DataTable, and Dataset. He then drills down into great detail on every aspect of ADO.NET, from forward only data access in a web service using a DataReader, to building and navigating a fully relational dataset. Given ADO.NET's dependence on and support for XML, Wright also explores System.XML, showing where it fits into the ADO.NET puzzle and how to use it both with and outside of ADO.NET.
Table of Contents
Welcome to ADO.NET.- Fundamental ADO.NET Code.- Data Commands and DataReaders.- Datasets Inside Out: Tables.- Datasets Inside Out: Navigating.- Introducing Windows Forms Applications.- Deeper into ADO.NET with Windows Forms.- ASP.NET ADO.NET and Web Forms.- Transactions and Concurrency.- The OLE DB Data Provider.- Introducing System.Xml.- XML and ADO.NET.- Index
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