Designed to get programmers up to professional level as fast as possible, ADO.NET: From Novice to Pro is aimed toward both developers who have little or no experience with ADO.NET (or with .NET in general) and programmers who are not comfortable with database programming. Best-selling author Peter Wright painlessly moves readers from simple database access to the sophisticated manipulation of XML documents.
The book begins by showing you the basic architecture of ADO.NET and then provides you with what you need to know about data providers and the new Connection, Command, and DataSet objects. Wright then drills down into the topics professional developers need to grasp, such as transactions, concurrency, typed DataSets, and using XML with ADO.NET.
Through working code adaptable to individual projects and numerous hands-on examples, you will learn how to create fast and powerful ADO.NET enterprise applications. The end goal of this book is to enable you to work at a professional level utilizing Microsoft's most modern data-access technology: ADO.NET!
Chapter 1: Welcome to ADO.NET
Chapter 2: Fundamental ADO.NET Code
Chapter 3: Data Commands and DataReaders
Chapter 4: DataSets Inside Out: Tables
Chapter 5: DataSets Inside Out: Navigating
Chapter 6: Introducing Windows Forms Applications
Chapter 7: Deeper into ADO.NET with Windows Forms
Chapter 8: ADO.NET and Web Forms
Chapter 9: Transactions and Concurrency
Chapter 10: The OLE DB Data Provider
Chapter 11: Introducing System.XML
Chapter 12: XML and ADO.NET