This title is ideal for any developer who seeks guidance on how to exploit the database functionality and advanced, integrated development environment in Microsoft Visual Basic .NET. The book covers core Visual Basic database development topics, with details on using Visual Basic .Net with Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects (ADO), ADO+, and Microsoft SQL Server.
ADO.NET—the data-access component of the Microsoft .NET Framework—works with any component on any platform that understands XML. Get a solid handle on ADO.NET and learn how to exploit the database functionality of Microsoft Visual Basic® .NET and Microsoft Visual C#™ .NET with this step-by-step primer. You’ll be working in ADO.NET right away with easy-to-grasp examples drawn from the real-world challenges developers face every day. Learn about the ADO.NET object model and how to use it to develop data-bound Windows® Forms and Web Forms. See how ADO.NET interacts with XML and how to access older versions of ADO from the .NET environment. Throughout, you’ll find insightful tips and expert explanations for rapid acceleration of development productivity, faster applications, and more powerful results. Topics covered include:Getting started with ADO.NETCreating connectionsThe Data command and DataReaderAccessing data with the DataAdapterWorking with DataSetsWorking with DataTablesControlling table views with DataViewsEditing and updating dataData-binding in Windows FormsData-binding in Web FormsUsing the XML Designer to modify data structureReading and writing XML with ADO.NETUsing ADO from the .NET FrameworkCD features:* Examples of real-world solutions developed with ADO.NET, including sample code in Visual Basic .NET and Visual C# .NETA Note Regarding the CD or DVDThe print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via O'Reilly Media's Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit O'Reilly's web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to email@example.com.