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Extending MFC Applications with the .NET Framework by Nishant Sivakumar, Tom Archer

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ADO.NET Basics

As programmers, many of us like to jump right in and start using a technology with so much promise. However, logic dictates that we take a minute to familiarize ourselves with the terms and classes that implement this technology. Therefore, this section is meant as a primer for the rest of the chapter. I'll begin by quickly going over the terminology and main classes associated with disconnected data and then introduce a few tasks and concepts that will be used or referenced throughout the chapter.

ADO.NET Terminology and Main Classes

The first new term you'll hear quite often regarding ADO.NET is that of a managed provider. This is simply the .NET equivalent of terminology that was originally introduced with OLEDB (and later used ...

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