Introduction to Distributed Applications and Data Integration
Virtually all distributed applications revolve around reading and updating information in databases. To allow data integration in distributed, scalable applications, Visual Studio .NET provides support for a new generation of data access technology: ADO.NET.
Note When you deploy an application that includes Visual Studio data-access components, you must make sure that the user installing the application has version 2.7 or later of the Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC). For more information, see Adding a Launch Condition for Microsoft Data Access Components.
In This Section
- Introduction to Data Access with ADO.NET
- Provides a high-level overview of the most important concepts of data access in ADO.NET.
- Benefits of ADO.NET
- Lists the advantages that ADO.NET offers for application development in Visual Studio .NET.
- Comparison of ADO.NET and ADO
- Describes differences between ADO.NET and ADO.
- Design Goals for ADO.NET
- Discusses the motivation and design goals behind creating ADO.NET.
- ADO.NET Architecture
- Provides an overview of the architecture and components of ADO.NET.
- ADO.NET Datasets
- Lists topics that pertain to datasets, including an overview and instructions on how to create and work with them.
- ADO.NET Data Adapters
- Lists topics that pertain to data adapters, including an overview and instructions on how to create adapters, work with parameters, and create table mappings.
- Walkthrough: Simple Data Access in a Windows Form
- Illustrates a basic data-access scenario using a Windows Form that displays data from a SQL Server database.
- Walkthrough: Displaying Data in a Windows Form Using a Parameterized Query
- Describes how to create a Windows Form with individually bound controls that display different data depending on what the user enters into a text box.
- Walkthrough: Creating a Distributed Application
- Illustrates how to create a multi-tier application with a Windows Form and Web Forms page as the front end, an XML Web service component, and a database back end.
- Walkthrough: Creating a Master-Detail Windows Form
- Describes how to create a parent-child relationship in a dataset and display related records in a Windows Form.