This book is designed for anyone that wants to learn how to use ADO.NET to access data in databases. Throughout this book you will be introduced to the concepts of the data handling using the Microsoft .NET Framework. Emphasis will be on good programming standards and practices. In this book you will learn the following: - Using the Connection Class - Using the Command Class - Using DataSets - Using DataTables - Using Parameters - Using Stored Procedures Reading this book will show you how to use ADO.NET to manipulate data in OLE DB and SQL Server databases. After reading this book you will be able to retrieve data, insert, update and delete data from relational databases using ADO.NET.

Paul D. Sheriff

Paul D. Sheriff is the President of PDSA, Inc. (www.pdsa.com), a Microsoft Partner in Southern California. Paul acts as the Microsoft Regional Director for Southern California assisting the local Microsoft offices with events and evangelism. Paul has authored literally hundreds of books, webcasts, videos and articles on .NET, WPF, Silverlight, HTML 5, Windows Phone and SQL Server. Follow Paul at @pdsainc and facebook.com/PDSApaulsheriff.

PDSA, Inc. - Custom Software Development Paul established PDSA in 1991, and has grown the business into one of the highest quality consulting firms in the Southern California area. After 25+ years in the computer industry, Paul has gathered some of the finest talent and molded them into a top quality team that can help you complete projects on-time and on-budget. PDSA uses standardized coding methods and the PDSA Framework that can create applications in a fraction of the time of other firms. This means less cost and lower maintenance, which results in a top-notch system designed to save your company money.