Synopses & Reviews
Downloadable filesDownload the book's applications along with the databases you need for them...all for free! Section 1: An introduction to database programmingAfter chapters 1 and 2 present the concepts and terms that you need for VB.NET database programming, chapter 3 shows you how to develop a simple application that uses the new disconnected data architecture and the new ADO.NET objects.Section 2: Database programming essentialsLearn how to use typed and untyped datasets with bound and unbound controls. Then, learn how to work with data more efficiently by using data views, parameterized queries, and table relations.Section 3: Skills at a professional level Learn how to work with data commands and dataset schemas, as well as how to create and use database classes for 3-tiered applications. Then, see how all the skills that you've learned work together in a complete order entry application that updates 9 different tables.Section 4: ASP.NET database programmingLearn the special database programming skills for ASP.NET web applications. Then, learn how to use two Web Server controls that are designed for working with databases.Section 5: Related skillsFind out how XML is used with database applications. Learn how to use Crystal Reports to generate reports from databases. And learn how to use the Server Explorer to perform common database tasks like managing database objects.
For users who know the VB.NET basics, this book teaches everything else they need for developing and deploying database applications with Visual Basic .NET and ADO.NET, the new data access method for the .NET platform. That includes Windows as well as Web applications, and both two-tiered and three-tiered applications.
Written for experienced Visual Basic programmers, this guide introduces database programming using the classes, properties, methods, and events of the ADO.NET data access method. The authors explain how to use typed and untyped datasets with bound and unbound controls, work with data commands direct