Database Programming with SQL Server and ADO.NET
What You Will Learn in this Chapter
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Chapter 15 introduced SQL. You obtained data from a single table and multiple tables in a SQL Server database. You learned how to use queries to manipulate data.
This chapter dives much deeper into the topic of database programming. In this chapter, you explore how you can use the built-in capabilities of ADO.NET to retrieve and update data from databases. You will also learn to manipulate, filter, and edit data held in memory by the DataSet.
The data you extract will be bound to controls on your form, so you also need to explore binding. You will see how you can use controls to view one record at a time (for example, using text boxes) and how to navigate between records by using the CurrencyManager object.
You will also learn how to access SQL Server databases using the SqlClient data provider. SqlClient is significantly faster than OleDb, but it works only with SQL Server databases. To complete the exercises ...