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About this Course

This course is intended for serious computer hobbyists, IT students, and IT professionals.

The free online textbook for this course is Sams Teach Yourself Visual Studio .NET 2003 in 21 Days. You should begin by reading the complete Introduction to the book.

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Lesson 10. Accessing Data with ADO.NET

In this lesson you will learn:

  • The ADO.NET architecture and how it differs from ADO
  • How to connect to databases with the Connection object
  • How to use DataReaders
  • How to use the Command object
  • How to use DataAdapters
  • How to use DataSets
  • How to filter and sort DataSets with DataViews
  • Databinding fundamentals in Windows Forms

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Read the Introduction

Reading Assignments

Read the following sections from your free online textbook:

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Looking Inside ADO.NET
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Connecting to a Database
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Using the Command Object and DataReaders
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Using Windows Controls with DataReaders and Command Objects
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Using DataAdapters and DataSets
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Using Databinding with DataSets
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Binding to a DataGrid Control

Learning Activities

  1. Use this search box to refine and expand your understanding of new terms and concepts in the reading assignments.

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  1. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Read the Summary   of the lesson.
  2. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Study the Q&A.
  3. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Take the Quiz to test your understanding.
  4. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Complete the hands-on Exercises.
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