Who this book is for
If you're new to .NET database programming, this book
will get you going faster and better than any other
book on the market. If you already have some database
programming experience, this book lets you learn new
skills whenever you have a few minutes. And new or experienced,
this is the ideal reference for .NET database programming
because no one can remember the countless details that
What background do you need for using this book?
If you have basic C# 2010 programming skills,
the kind you should get from any core C# book, you're
ready for this book. If you don't have all the core
skills for developing real-world applications, we recommend
you get a copy of Murach's
C# 2010 or Murach's
If you have the .NET 3.5 edition...
The first half of this .NET 4 edition is very much
the same. That's because Windows database programming
and ADO.NET coding in 3-layer applications are subjects
that haven't changed in .NET 4.
However, the second half of the book has been redone. Here are the major changes:
- We've dropped the sections on LINQ and the Entity
Framework (more about that in a moment).
- We've added a section on database programming in
ASP.NET web applications. (If you have our ASP.NET 4 book, you have all of this content and more. What you donít have is detailed coverage of working with ADO.NET objects in code...but that was presented in
section 3 of the ADO.NET 3.5 book.)
- We've added a chapter on handling XML data.
- We've added a chapter on creating reports using Visual Studio's tools and features.
- We've cut the LINQ and EF content down to one chapter each...but what
great chapters! They clearly communicate the benefits
of using these features and show how they're tied
Of course, all the content and examples have been modified
as needed. So if you're working with .NET 4, this is
an up-to-date, easy-to-use reference book.
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