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Beginning C# 5.0 Databases, Second Edition by Vidya Vrat Agarwal

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C H A P T E R  10

Introduction to ADO.NET

In industry, most applications can’t be built without having interaction with a database. Databases serve the purpose of data storage so the data can be retrieved later via either a SQL query or a database application. Almost every software application running interacts with either one or multiple databases. Therefore, the front end needs a mechanism to connect with databases, and ADO.NET serves that purpose. Most of the .NET applications that require database functionality are dependent on ADO.NET. In this chapter, we’ll cover the following:

  • Understanding ADO.NET
  • The motivation behind ADO.NET
  • Moving from ADO to ADO.NET
  • Understanding ADO.NET architecture
  • Understanding the SQL Server data provider ...

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