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Programming Microsoft® Web Forms by Douglas J. Reilly

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Chapter 5. Data Binding

Most Web Forms these days are fed by, and feed, databases. By using a database, in fact, Web applications can do virtually everything that traditional Microsoft Windows or smart client applications can do, with the advantage that there is generally no client installation required. Using a traditional Windows application that accesses a database usually requires that some sort of database driver be loaded on the machine accessing the application, in addition to the actual application. For a Web application, any database drivers need only be loaded on the Web server. The client machine accessing ...

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