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Sams Teach Yourself C# 5.0 in 24 Hours by Scott J. Dorman

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Hour 16. Working with Databases

What You’ll Learn in This Hour

Prerequisites

Understanding ADO.NET

Understanding LINQ to ADO.NET

Interacting with a database is something that many applications need to do. A database is simply a repository of data, much like a text file or an XML file. As you might imagine, using files in this manner to store data isn’t always the best approach. As a result, most applications make use of a relational database, which organizes data into tables, rows, and records. Each table is organized into rows, and each row represents a single record. Rows are further organized into columns, and each row in a table has the same column structure.

The .NET Framework provides a rich set of classes for database interaction ...

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