Murach’s ADO.NET 4 Database Programming with VB 2010

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 756 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook & Associates; 4th edition (March 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781890774622
  • ISBN-13: 978-1890774622

eBook Description:

Murach’s ADO.NET 4 Database Programming with VB 2010

Now in its 4th Edition, this book shows Visual Basic developers how to use Visual Studio and ADO.NET to develop database applications the way the best professionals do. You’ll learn how to:

  • quickly create Windows and web applications by dragging-and-dropping data controls in Visual Studio 2010
  • code your own presentation, business, and database classes with ADO.NET 4 to build 3-layer applications…the route the professionals take for flexibility and control
  • display and manipulate data in web applications by using ASP.NET data controls designed specifically for that purpose, like GridView and DetailsView
  • work with XML-specific features of ADO.NET and SQL Server to read, write, and manipulate XML data in your applications
  • create local reports using Visual Studio’s Report Designer and Report Viewer to display data easily…and clearly!…in tables, matrices, lists, and charts
  • Use the Entity Framework to create an entity data model that maps business objects to database objects, then retrieve and maintain data through that model
  • Use LINQ to query datasets, SQL Server databases, and entity data

Now in its 4th Edition, this book shows Visual Basic developers how to use Visual Studio and ADO.NET to develop database applications the way the best professionals do.

Practice exercises at the end of every chapter and complete database applications throughout help you master every skill along the way. And Murach’s distinctive “paired-pages” format…where each skill is presented with examples and advice in a single 2-page spread…is great for both targeted learning and reference.

If you’re going to develop serious database applications in Visual Basic…the kind that businesses rely on every day…then this is the book for you.

It teaches you how to use Visual Studio 2010 and ADO.NET 4 to develop professional database applications for both Windows and the web as quickly and easily as possible.

And it covers the full gamut of skills you need, from using built-in data tools that generate ADO.NET code to writing your own ADO.NET code from scratch so you can closely control how the database processing works:

  • In section 1, you’ll get a basic introduction to databases, SQL, and ADO.NET. If you already have ADO.NET experience, you can skip ahead.
  • In section 2, you’ll quickly be creating database applications using Rapid Application Development (RAD) tools like data sources.
  • In section 3, you’ll build 3-layer applications the way the pros do, with presentation, business, and database classes. This is where you’ll get into ADO.NET coding to create your own classes. You’ll also learn how to use object data sources to make this approach even more effective.
  • In section 4, you’ll develop database applications for the web using ASP.NET 4 data controls like GridView and DetailsView, along with object data sources.
  • In section 5, you’ll complete the set of skills that every .NET database programmer should have by learning how to (1) handle XML data in your applications, (2) create reports with Visual Studio’s Report Designer and the ReportViewer control, (3) use LINQ to SQL to query datasets and SQL Server databases, and (4) use the Entity Framework and LINQ to Entities to work with database data through an Entity Data Model.

The table of contents gives you a complete rundown on what each chapter does. But in brief, by the time you finish this book, you’ll have gained the ADO.NET skills that make you a top .NET developer. Try it and see for yourself!

About the Author

Anne Boehm has over 30 years of experience as an enterprise programmer. She got started with Visual Basic in the days of VB5, and has been programming on .NET since its inception. In the past 5 years, she’s added C# to her programming repertoire, and she’s authored or co-authored books on Visual Basic, C#, ADO.NET, and ASP.NET.

Ged Mead trained in Automatic Data Processing in the early 1980s while in the military. Since those days, he’s traveled the world and been involved in a range of IT and developer work. Most recently, he has completed a series of e-learning courses for Windows Forms developers in Visual Basic and C#. He has been awarded Microsoft MVP status for his contributions to the worldwide developer community.

Now located in Southwest Scotland, when he’s not in his office surrounded by far more computers than one man can possibly need, he can be found walking or cycling in the woodland hills around his home.

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