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Programming Microsoft® ADO.NET 2.0 Core Reference, 2nd Edition by David Sceppa

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The ADO.NET Object Model

Now that you understand the purpose of ADO.NET and where it fits into the overall Visual Studio architecture, it’s time to take a closer look at the technology. In this chapter, we’ll look briefly at the ADO.NET object model and see how it differs from previous Microsoft data access technologies.

ADO.NET is designed to help developers build efficient multi-tiered database applications across intranets and the Internet, and the ADO.NET object model provides the means. Figure 1-1 shows the classes that comprise the ADO.NET object model. A dotted line separates the object model into two halves. The objects to the left of the line are connected objects. These objects communicate directly with your database to manage the connection ...

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