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Mastering Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2010 by Evangelos Petroutsos

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Chapter 15. Programming with ADO.NET

With this chapter, we start exploring applications that manipulate large sets of data stored in a database. After a quick introduction to databases, you'll learn about the basic mechanisms of interacting with databases. As you will see, it's fairly straightforward to write a few VB statements to execute SQL queries against the database in order to either edit or retrieve selected rows. The real challenge is the design and implementation of functional interfaces that display the data requested by the user, allow the user to navigate through the data and edit it, and finally submit the changes to the database. You'll learn how to execute queries against the database, retrieve data, and submit modified or new ...

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