ADO.NET 3.5 Cookbook: Building Data-Centric .Net Applications (Cookbooks (O'Reilly)) (Paperback)

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ADO.NET 3.5 Cookbook: Building Data-Centric .Net Applications (Cookbooks (O'Reilly)) (Paperback)


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This guide is strikingly different from other books on Microsoft ADO.NET. Rather than load you down with theory, the new edition of ADO.NET 3.5 Cookbook gives you more than 200 coding solutions and best practices for real problems you're likely to face with this technology using Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET 3.5 platform.

Organized to help you find the topic and specific recipe you need quickly and easily, this book is more than just a handy compilation of cut-and-paste C# code. ADO.NET 3.5 Cookbook also offers clear explanations of how and why each code solution works, and warns you of potential pitfalls so you can learn to adapt the book's problem-solving techniques to different situations.

This collection of timesaving recipes covers vital topics including:

  • 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
  • Maintaining database integrity
Ideal for ADO.NET programmers at all levels, from the relatively inexperienced to the most sophisticated, this new edition covers the significant 3.5 upgrade, including new programming tools such as LINQ. ADO.NET 3.5 Cookbook offers a painless way for those of you who prefer to learn by doing when it comes to expanding your skills and productivity.

Bill Hamilton is a technology and management consultant who specializes in assessing business objectives and company processes and designing and restructuring technology strategy and enterprise architecture. Bill has been designing and implementing enterprise solutions using both SQL Server and Oracle for over a decade. Bill is the author of other O'Reilly titles including the highly praised Programming SQL Server 2005 and ADO.NET Cookbook, and he also writes for the Microsoft Developer Network. You can email Bill at
Product Details ISBN: 9780596101404
ISBN-10: 0596101406
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Publication Date: April 22nd, 2008
Pages: 982
Language: English
Series: Cookbooks (O'Reilly)