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ADO.NET 

ADO.NET is a set of classes that expose data access services to the .NET programmer. ADO.NET provides a rich set of components for creating distributed, data-sharing applications. It is an integral part of the .NET Framework, providing access to relational, XML, and application data. ADO.NET supports a variety of development needs, including the creation of front-end database clients and middle-tier business objects used by applications, tools, languages, or Internet browsers.

In This Section

What's New in ADO.NET

Introduces features that are new in ADO.NET.

Overview of ADO.NET

Provides an introduction to the design and components of ADO.NET.

Securing ADO.NET Applications

Describes secure coding practices when using ADO.NET.

Using DataSets in ADO.NET

Describes how to create and use DataSets, typed DataSets, DataTables, and DataViews.

Connecting and Retrieving Data in ADO.NET

Describes how to connect to a data source and retrieve data, including DataReaders and DataAdapters.

Modifying Data in ADO.NET

Describes how to modify data in a database and how to use transactions.

Using the .NET Framework Data Provider for SQL Server

Describes how to work with features and functionality that are specific to SQL Server.

Using the .NET Framework Data Provider for Oracle

Describes features and behaviors that are specific to the .NET Framework Data Provider for Oracle.

Using SQL Server Common Language Runtime Integration

Describes how data can be accessed from within a common language runtime (CLR) database object in SQL Server 2005.

Writing Provider-Independent Code in ADO.NET

Describes generic classes that allow you to write provider-independent code in ADO.NET.

Performing General Tasks in ADO.NET

Describes how to use various general-purpose features of ADO.NET.

Finding Additional ADO.NET Information

Provides links to additional online information about ADO.NET.

Related Sections

Building ASP.NET Applications

Provides instructive overviews and detailed, step-by-step procedures for creating ASP.NET Web applications in the .NET Framework.

Windows-based Applications

Provides detailed information about working with Windows Forms and console applications.

Core Development Technologies

Provides links to information about standard development tasks in the .NET Framework.

Advanced Development Technologies

Provides links to information on sophisticated development tasks and techniques in the .NET Framework.

Samples and QuickStarts

Provides complete listings of all samples and QuickStart samples associated with the .NET Framework.

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