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Data Access and Modeling

This section provides information on how to access data using ADO.NET, Language Integrated Query (LINQ), WCF Data Services, and XML.


Describes the ADO.NET architecture and how to use the ADO.NET classes to manage application data and interact with data sources, including Microsoft SQL Server, OLE DB data sources, and XML.

LINQ Portal

Provides links to relevant documentation for Language Integrated Query (LINQ).

WCF Data Services

Provides information about how to use WCF Data Services to deploy data services on the Web or an intranet.

Transaction Processing

Discusses the .NET Framework support for transactions.

XML Documents and Data

Provides an overview to a comprehensive and integrated set of classes that work with XML documents and data in the .NET Framework.

Microsoft SQL Server Modeling Technologies

Describes a set of technologies that enable rapid and customized data-based application design and development.

Core Development Technologies

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

Security in the .NET Framework

Provides links to more information on the classes and services in the common language runtime and the .NET Framework that facilitate secure application development.