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Programming Microsoft® Visual Basic® 6.0 by Francesco Balena

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Chapter 13. The ADO Object Model

The Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) architecture is considerably less complicated than that of the DAO or RDO object model. The relative simplicity of the ADO architecture doesn't mean that learning ADO is simple, however. Even though the ADO object model has fewer objects and collections than DAO and RDO, those elements it has are often more complex than their DAO or RDO counterparts because they expose more methods and properties. A few ADO objects also expose events, which weren't implemented in DAO.

Figure 13-1 on the following page depicts the complete ADO 2.0 object model. As you can see, ADO has three main independent objects—the Connection object, the Recordset object, and the Command object—each of ...

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