This essential guide to Microsoft's ADO.NET overviews C#, then leads you toward deeper understanding of ADO.NET. Author Mahesh Chand provides key information about using each of .NET's major data providers, including OLE DB, SQL Server, and the released version of ODBC. Also featured are the methods and properties associated with these data providers' classes. Further, Chand shows you how to work with XML classes, integrate XML into the ADO .NET architecture, and manipulate XML to transfer, read, and store data.
A Programmer's Guide to ADO.NET in C# supplies you with handy ideas for taking advantage of the Visual Studio .NET IDE, and for linking data with powerful Windows and Web Forms, including the multifaceted DataGrid control. Also included is discussion about using ADO.NET to develop Web applications and create Web services.
The easy-to-follow, visually rich examples illustrate creating and executing stored procedures, working with triggers and views, creating and updating tables, and handling events in ADO.NET. Extremely thorough, this book even explains how to develop a web-based guest book.