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Microsoft ADO.NET 4 Step by Stepby Tim Patrick
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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:
This guide to the database interaction library used in the .NET development environment examines the many ways to integrate database functionality into Microsoft programming projects. Divided into five sections, the work begins with an overview of the features of the ADO.NET 4 library, and continues with chapters on topics such as methods of connection to external data sources, entity frameworks, LINQ, and REST and WCF data access services. Each chapter includes step-by-step instructions, screen shots and C# and Visual Basic code examples. Access to additional online content including sample programs and practice exercises is provided. Patrick is an experienced programmer and author. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Extend your expertise as you move beyond the basics — and delve into the essential topics of programming with ADO.NET 4. This comprehensive reference offers expert guidance, hands-on instruction, and code samples in Microsoft Visual C#® and Visual Basic® to help advance your mastery of developing database applications for Windows® and the Web.
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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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About the Author
Tim Patrick is an author and software architect with over 25 years of experience in software development and technical writing. He has written six books and several articles on programming and other topics. In 2007, Microsoft awarded him with its Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award in recognition of the benefits his writings bring to Visual Basic and .NET programmers.
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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