Synopses & Reviews
This is a book for beginning and intermediate VB.NET students who want to learn the core of VB.NET: database programming, and they want to learn by going on a journey with Peter Wright at the height of his powers.
Using the same iconoclastic drive that launched Peter Wright to a best selling author with his 'Beginning VB6' book from Wrox, Peter is back in business with a return to his best form. There are an array of VB.NET database books on the market, but Peter offers more than just a technical walkthrough: he takes the reader through a personal journey to expertise in VB.NET database programming.
Following the classical formula of a fast-paced tutorial, and the classical formula of mythological legend, this is a programming book that will stand out from the crowd in this busy space.
VB.NET is a powerful programming .NET programming language that is often considered the 'workhorse' of programming - and database programming in VB.NET accounts for a huge amount of the total programming effort taking place today. To understand VB.NET, and VB.NET database programming, is to be able to meet the every-day challenges faced in most programming projects today. Peter Wright enlivens this 'workhorse' topic with his own special style to bring learner and student programmers where they need to be on their way to expertise in today's VB.NET programming jobs.
Visual Basic .NET is a powerful .NET programming language that is often considered the ?workhorse? of programming. Further, development in VB .NET accounts for a huge portion of all programming efforts. To understand VB .NET is to meet challenging programming projects head-on.
Author Dan Maharry livens the topic with his unique style, and presents you with the skill set you want and need, to enter today's VB .NET programming jobs. This book is an ideal read for beginning and intermediate VB .NET students who want to understand the core of VB .NET and database programming. Maharry is at the height of his powers, and promises to lead you on a memorable VB .NET journey.
It s odd, but when you start to learn VB .NET, or any other language for that matter, one topic that s seemingly glossed over in every book is how to work with data. Fair enough, there are other topics to cover as well; Web Forms, Windows Forms, security, and file access are pretty fundamental. But once you ve gotten beyond the language and asked, So, what can I do with it? you soon realize that almost every useful application uses (and abuses) data. Most real-world programs use data stored in relational databases, so every programmer needs to know how to access relational data. This book explains how to do this with VB .NET and ADO.NET. We ll start at the beginning with the installations you need, and then we ll cover ADO.NET 1.1, SQL, and relational databases. Then we ll go on to more advanced topics. Finally, we ll close with a brief look ahead to ADO.NET 2.0. By the end of this book, you ll be equipped to tackle the core topics in VB .NET database programming."
Wright offers beginning and intermediate students more than just a technical walkthrough--he uses the same iconoclastic drive that launched his bestselling book "Beginning VB6" to take the reader through a personal journey to expertise in VB .NET database programming.
Using the same iconoclastic drive that made him a bestselling author, Wright is back in business with a return to his best form. This manual is for beginning and intermediate students who want to learn the core of VB .NET: database programming.
As I am writing my book, I find myself frequently referring to the stash of many ADO.NET books I have. One of the books I have been looking into is this right here. — Sahil Malik, .NET Monkey
VB .NET is a powerful programming .NET programming language that is often considered the workhorse of programming. Further, programming in VB .NET accounts for a huge portion of all programming effort taking place currently. To understand VB .NET is to meet challenging programming projects head on.
Author Dan Maharry livens the topic with his unique style, and presents you with the skill set you want and need, to enter today's VB .NET programming jobs. This book is an ideal read for you, beginning and intermediate VB .NET students, who want to understand the core of VB .NET and database programming. Dan Maharry is at the height of his powers, and promises to lead you on a memorable VB.NET journey.
Table of Contents
Installing MSDE.- A simple Data-driven Sample App.- Introduction to SQL.- What's ADO.NET? - Basic Rules.- Connecting to a Database.- Acquiring Data.- Using DataReader.- The DataSet and DataAdapter.- Data within Windows Applications.- Using Data in ASP.NET Pages.- Validating User Input.- Tables and Relationships.- More about SQL.- Views and Stored Procedures.- Indexes and Constraints.- Database Security.- ADO.NET and XML.- Handling ADO.NET Errors.- Transactions.- ADO.NET Events.- Irregular Data.