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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 Windows® and the ...

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Overview

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 Windows® 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 ways

Your step by step digital content includes:

  • Practice exercises
  • Fully searchable online edition of this book — with unlimited access on the Web
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735638884
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 11/17/2010
  • Pages: 440
  • Sales rank: 1,420,300
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Tim Patrick is an author and software architect with over 25 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.

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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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