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ASP.NET Kick Start by Stephen Walther

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Chapter 8. Overview of ADO.NET

In this chapter, you are introduced to ADO.NET, the data access technology included with the .NET Framework. You are provided with an overview of the objects in ADO.NET that can be used to access a database. You can use these objects to update and retrieve data from a variety of databases, including Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, and Microsoft Access.

In this chapter, you will learn

  • How to create database connections

  • How to represent database data with DataSets

  • How to represent database data with DataReaders

  • How to improve database access performance ...

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