Section 1 examines the basics of database programming and
also provides a basic introduction to ADO.NET 4. Section 2 examines the working
of data sources, datasets, bound controls, parameterized queries including the
usage of dataset designer. Section 3 provides the steps required to work with
Connections, Commands, Data Readers, Parameters, Stored Procedures,
Transactions and Object data sources.
The authors examine the concepts using a sample application
with the help of detailed explanations and source code samples. The author
provides the complete source code for each module, which I hope will assist
advanced developers in learning the internals of ADO.NET.
Section 4 examines the usage of SQL Data Sources, GridView and
DetailsView controls including the usage of object data sources. The final
section covers the usage of XML Data, Reporting, LINQ and Entity Framework. The
book includes an appendix which examines the usage of the various software and source code files. You
can also download a sample chapter from the website of the
The book will be useful for those developers if they are
willing to read lot of content. I don't think a beginner will be comfortable
with the style of the book. The book would not be suitable for those who wish
to master the concepts quickly. From my point of view, the book would be useful
for computer training centers as they can make use of the book to teach a
course spanning three months and longer.