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Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic 2012 in 24 Hours, Complete Starter Kit by James Foxall

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Hour 21. Working with a Database

What You’ll Learn in This Hour

• Introduction to ADO.NET

Connecting to a database

Understanding DataTables

Creating a DataAdapter

Referencing fields in a DataRow

Navigating records

• Adding, editing, and deleting records

• Building an ADO.NET example

You’ve heard it so many times that it’s almost a cliché: This is the Information Age. Information is data, and managing information means working with databases. Database design is a skill unto itself, and entire books are devoted to database design and management. In this hour, you’ll learn the basics of working with a database using ADO.NET, Microsoft’s newest database technology. High-end solutions are built around advanced database technologies such ...

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