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Microsoft® .NET Compact Framework (Core Reference) by Mark Sutton, Rory MacLoed, Robert Burbidge, Stephen Wheelwright, Andy Wigley

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Introducing the ADO.NET Objects

Central to the way that ADO.NET supports data-rich applications is the concept of independent but cooperating objects. You will see how many of the objects in ADO.NET can be created standalone and then added to a structure in which they can cooperate. This structure can be a hierarchy or one of the many collections in ADO.NET. Figure 14-1 shows a few ADO.NET objects cooperating with each other in a structure.

Some of the ADO.NET objects in cooperation.

Figure 14-1. Some of the ADO.NET objects in cooperation.

The following ADO.NET objects are discussed in this chapter in detail, leaving the others for later chapters in Part IV:

  • DataSet

  • DataTable

  • DataColumn

  • DataRow ...

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