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2.1. Before You Begin

To complete the lessons in this chapter, you must have some understanding of Microsoft C# or Visual Basic 2010. You should have also completed Chapter 1. Note that although ADO.NET can connect to many data stores, the focus throughout this book will be on connectivity to Microsoft SQL Server.

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Glenn Johnson

One of the cool things about ADO.NET connectivity is that the classes are almost identical for each database manufacturer’s product. I have found this to be very helpful because after you learn how to connect to and query one database product, it’s easy to learn how to connect to other products. Usually, the hardest part is the actual connection string. After you come up with a connection string that works, the rest is a breeze.



  

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