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This book shows how to use Visual Studio 2008, ADO.NET 3.5, and the new LINQ and Entity Framework features to develop database applications. After an introduction to ADO.NET programming, sections cover using data sources and datasets for rapid application development, three-layer Windows Forms applications, using LINQ, and using the Entity Framework. To show how all of the pieces of a database application interact, content is based on 23 complete applications, ranging from simple to complex, with exercises guiding readers through development and enhancement of the applications. All of the information is presented in paired pages, with the essential syntax, guidelines, screenshots, and code examples on the right page and explanations and context on the left page. A companion web site provides the database and files used for the book's applications and exercises, plus starting points for all of the exercises. Although the book assumes that readers already know basics of Visual Basic programming, readers don't need any previous database programming experience. Information on the author is not given. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This book shows Visual Basic developers how to use Visual Studio 2008 and ADO.NET 3.5 to develop database applications the way the best professionals do.
After an introductory section, section 2 shows how to use data sources and datasets for Rapid Application Development and prototyping of Windows Forms applications. Section 3 shows how to build professional 3-layer applications that consist of presentation, business, and database classes. Section 4 shows how to use the new LINQ feature to work with data structures like datasets, SQL Server databases, and XML documents. And section 5 shows how to build database applications by using the new Entity Framework to map business objects to database objects.
To ensure mastery, this book presents 23 complete database applications that demonstrate best programming practices. And it's all done in the distinctive Murach style that has been training professional developers for 35 years.
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