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Beginning ASP.NET 4.5 Databases, Third Edition by Damien Foggon, Sandeep Chanda

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CHAPTER 4

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Accessing Data Using ADO.NET

ADO.NET and its predecessor ADO have a long history of facilitating direct data access for a variety of applications built using Microsoft technologies. ADO.NET has evolved tremendously since it was first introduced almost a decade ago. The biggest change in ADO.NET, however, was the addition of Entity Framework. The ability to work with a conceptual model against the native providers has captured the imagination of developers who want to use the .NET Framework for application development. Interacting with the conceptual model provided the abstraction level that programmers always wanted in their applications. ...

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