ADO.NET 3.5 Cookbook, Second Edition

By Bill Hamilton
O'Reilly Media
Release Date: March 2008
Pages: 800

As part of our highly regarded Cookbook format, this guide is strikingly different from other books on Microsoft's ADO.NET technology. Rather than theory, the "ADO.NET Cookbook" provides you with easy-to-find coding solutions to real problems. Yet, it's more than just a handy compilation of cut-and-paste C# and VB.NET code. This Cookbook offers clear explanations of how and why the code works, warns of potential pitfalls, and directs you to sources of additional information, so that you can learn to adapt the problem-solving techniques to different situations.

These time-saving recipes include vital topics like connecting to data, retrieving and managing data, transforming and analyzing data, modifying data, binding data to .NET user interfaces, optimizing .NET data access, enumerating and maintaining database objects, and maintaining database integrity. "ADO.NET Cookbook" offers a painless way for you to learn by doing so you can expand your skills and productivity, while solving the pressing problems you face every day. It's ideal for all ADO.NET programmers no matter what your technical level, whether you're an old hand or relatively inexperienced.

Full List of Chapters:

  • Chapter 1. Connecting to Data
  • Chapter 2. Working with Disconnected Data Objects
  • Chapter 3. Querying and Retrieving Data
  • Chapter 4. Searching and Analyzing Data
  • Chapter 5. Adding and Modifying Data
  • Chapter 6. Copying and Transferring Data
  • Chapter 7. Maintaining Database Integrity - Available Online
  • Chapter 8. Programmatically Working with Data in .NET Windows and Web Forms User Interfaces
  • Chapter 9. Working with XML Data
  • Chapter 10. Optimizing .NET Data Access
  • Chapter 11. Enumerating and Maintaining Database Objects
  • Chapter 12. SQL Server CLR Integration - Available Online