ADO.NET Programming

Arlen Feldman

2002 | 592 pages | B&W
ISBN: 1930110294

Out of Print $44.95 Softbound print + PDF eBook
$35.99 eBook edition (PDF only)



ADO.NET, Microsoft's new data access technology, provides all the standard data access capabilities you would expect. It also solves the unique problems associated with disconnected database access needed for robust n-tier and web applications.

ADO.NET Programming covers database programming in .NET and illustrates important steps with nice examples. It shows you how you can achieve effortless separation of data presentation from data access; how to easily go from relational data to XML, and back; how to bind data directly to the Web and Windows Controls; how to write generic access code that talks to multiple databases without change; and much more. Along the way, it illuminates with well-focused examples, points out the "gotchas," and teaches best practices.

What's inside:


Arlen Feldman, the chief architect for FrontRange Solutions, collaborates with Microsoft on one of the largest .NET applications to date. He lives in Colorado Springs.


Chapters 2 and 5 of ADO.NET Programming are available here in Portable Document Format (PDF); you need Adobe's free Acrobat Reader software to view them. You may download Acrobat Reader here.

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"It was as if the author was sitting across from me and we were chatting about a favorite subject - that's how this book makes you feel while still getting the job done. The author truly cares about your success...There is plenty to come to grips with in this subject and this book covers it thoroughly and with just the right amount of depth...Get this book to obtain a firm grounding in ADO.NET and the insight and recommendations from someone who has been there. " 5 Stars!
-- Denver Visual Studio .NET Users Group


Source code files for ADO.NET Programming are contained in a single.EXE file.

Download the installer for the source code: ADO_setup.exe (3 Mb .exe file which includes updated source code)

If the SQL Server creation utility does not work for you, you can also restore this backup file: (290 Kb)