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C#: A Beginner's Tutorial by Jayden Ky

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Chapter 17

ADO.NET

ADO.NET is a .NET technology for accessing and manipulating data in various formats, including data stored in a relational database or as XML. The name ADO.NET comes from ADO (Access Data Objects), an old Microsoft technology that offered similar functionality. Despite the name similarity, however, the architecture of ADO.NET bears little resemblance to its predecessor.

Having existed since .NET 1.0, ADO.NET is readily available to developers of any .NET language, including C# programmers. With regard to accessing relational databases, the beauty of ADO.NET is that it offers a uniform way of accessing different relational databases. Different database servers use different proprietary protocols and accessing them without ADO.NET ...

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