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The previous three chapters introduced you to a lot of new concepts. Chapter 12 discussed databases in general and SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB edition in particular. That chapter also covered the basic operations to create, read, update, and delete data. Chapter 13 focused mostly on working with the
SqlDataSource control and the different data-bound controls that you have at your disposal. Finally, Chapter 14 explored the world of the ADO.NET Entity Framework, Microsoft’s latest data access technology designed to speed up the way you write data access code.
To help you really understand the core concepts of data access, those three chapters focused mainly on the data source controls and the principles behind them, and much less on the presentation of data with the data-bound controls. Obviously, in a real-world ...