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ADO.NET Programming in Visual Basic™ .NET by Bob Howell, Steve Holzner

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Master-Detail Relations in the DataSet

Up until now we have only discussed simple DataSets with one table. We have done this to keep our examples simple for the purpose of demonstrating the XML roots of the DataSet. This belies the power of the DataSet. The true power lies in its ability to define multiple tables and to define relationships between them. In ADO, you could accomplish this with the data-shaping commands and the multidimensional ADO objects. If any of you ever tried to do this, you were up against an arcane language invented by a computer scientist from hell. I never used it and I am not afraid of arcane languages. I just didn’t have the time to learn the weird syntax. Doing the same thing in ADO .NET is not nearly as mystifying. ...

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