March 3, 2021
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ADO.NET Overview

  • By Karl Moore
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In ADO.NET, functionality is split into two key class groups — contentcomponents and managed-provider components.

The content components essentially hold actual data and include the DataSet,DataTable, DataView, DataRow, DataColumn and DataRelation classes.

We also have the managed-provider components, which actually talk to thedatabase to assist in data retrievals and updates. Such objects include theconnection, command and data reader.

Also, the managed-provider components are split into two key groups — onedesigned for regular data sources, with another finely tuned specifically forSQL Server.

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This article was originally published on November 20, 2002

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