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Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2008 Step by Step by Michael Halvorson

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Chapter 18. Getting Started with ADO.NET

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Use the Data Source Configuration Wizard to establish a connection to a database and build a dataset.

  • Use the Dataset Designer and the Data Sources window to examine dataset members and create bound objects on forms.

  • Create datacentric applications by using dataset and data navigator objects.

  • Use bound TextBox and MaskedTextBox controls to display database information on a Windows form.

  • Write SQL statements to filter and sort dataset information by using the Visual Studio Query Builder tool.

In this chapter, you'll take your first steps with ADO.NET and with datacentric applications. You'll use the Data Source Configuration Wizard to establish a connection to ...

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