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Mastering Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2010 by Evangelos Petroutsos

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Chapter 18. Building Data-Bound Applications

In Chapter 15, "Programming with ADO.NET," you learned about the two basic classes for interacting with databases: The Connection class provides the members you need to connect to the database, and the Command class provides the members you need to execute commands against the database. A data-driven application also needs to store data at the client, and you know how to use a DataReader to grab data from the database and how to use a DataAdapter to populate a DataSet at the client.

In addition to the DataSets you created in Chapter 17, "Using the Data Entity Model," Visual Studio also allows you to create typed DataSets. A typed DataSet is designed with visual tools at design time, and its structure ...

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