Microsoft ADO.NET 4 Step by Step

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-10-25
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
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Teach yourself the fundamentals of ADO.NET 4 -- one step at a time. With this practical, learn-by-doing tutorial, you get the clear guidance and hands-on examples you need to start creating datacentric applications for Windowsr and the Web.Discover how to: Connect to external data sources, including databases and other data formats Use ADO.NET Entity Framework to interact with underlying data stores Build Entity Framework models with graphical design tools in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Analyze information stored in ADO.NET with various LINQ providers Bind data directly to Windows Forms and Web Forms to drive information to users Manage disconnected or standalone data and information Go beyond the core functionality of ADO.NET to manipulate data in more advanced waysYour step by step digital content includes: Practice exercises Fully searchable online edition of this book -- with unlimited access on the Web

Author Biography

Tim Patrick is an author and software architect with over twenty-five years of experience in software development and technical writing. He has written six books and several articles on programming and other topics. In 2007, Microsoft awarded him with its Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award in recognition of the benefits his writings bring to Visual Basic and .NET programmers. Tim earned his undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Seattle Pacific University.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Part I: Getting to Know ADO.NET
    • Chapter 1: Introducing ADO.NET 4
    • Chapter 2: Building Tables of Data
    • Chapter 3: Storing Data in Memory
    • Chapter 4: Accessing the Right Data Values
    • Chapter 5: Bringing Related Data Together
    • Chapter 6: Turning Data into Information
    • Chapter 7: Saving and Restoring Data
  • Part II: Connecting to External Data Sources
    • Chapter 8: Establishing External Connections
    • Chapter 9: Querying Databases
    • Chapter 10: Adding Standards to Queries
    • Chapter 11: Making External Data Available Locally
    • Chapter 12: Guaranteeing Data Integrity
  • Part III: Entity Framework
    • Chapter 13: Introducing the Entity Framework
    • Chapter 14: Visualizing Data Models
    • Chapter 15: Querying Data in the Framework
    • Chapter 16: Understanding Entities Through Objects
  • Part IV: LINQ
    • Chapter 17: Introducing LINQ
    • Chapter 18: Using LINQ to DataSet
    • Chapter 19: Using LINQ to Entities
    • Chapter 20: Using LINQ to SQL
  • Part V: Presenting Data to the World
    • Chapter 21: Binding Data with ADO.NET
    • Chapter 22: Providing RESTful Services with WCF Data Services

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