This book shows Visual Basic developers how to use Visual Studio 2005 and ADO.NET 2.0 to develop database applications the way the best professionals do. For rapid application development and prototyping, this book shows how to use the 2.0 data sources feature. For serious production applications, this book shows how to build 3 consist of presentation, business, and database classes. For web applications, this book shows how to use the time-saving ASP.NET 2.0 data controls. To ensure mastery, this book presents 25 complete database applications that demonstrate best programming practices. And it's all done in the distinctive Murach style that has been training professional developers for more than 30 years.