Murach's ADO.NET 2.0 Database Programming with VB 2005
We now have a later edition of this book,
ADO.NET 3.5, LINQ, and the Entity Framework with VB
2008, and it has its own set of downloadable sample
chapters and applications.
If you're using .NET 2.0, though, please click
on the file below that you want to download.
An introduction to ADO.NET 2.0
Chapter 2 introduces you to the ADO.NET classes that let you access the data in a
database, so you understand how data is retrieved, updated, and stored using ADO.NET's disconnected data architecture. This chapter also give you an overview of the two basic ways that you can develop database applications with ADO.NET 2.0.
How to work with data sources and datasets
Chapter 3 shows how to use the .NET 2.0 data sources feature and ADO.NET datasets to quickly develop your first database applications.
Whats in All Book Files?
This file contains (1) all of the applications that
are presented in the book; (2) the database that's used
in these applications; and (3) a batch file that uses
a SQL script to install the databases. Appendix A in
the book describes how to install and use these files.