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Visual Basic .NET Database Programming For Dummies

Visual Basic .NET Database Programming For Dummies

Richard Mansfield

ISBN: 978-0-764-50874-5 November 2001 412 Pages


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Visual Basic.NET Database Programming For Dummies covers everything you need to get up and running with this substantially changed version of Visual Basic and to begin creating databases for the new Microsoft .NET Platform. This book introduces programmers to quick database solutions with Visual Basic.NET; provides step-by-step instructions on how to design and build databases from scratch; and shows you how to create reports, validate and index data, and create custom controls. The book also demonstrates how to connect your database to the Internet.

Introduction 1

Part I: The Basics of Databases 9

Chapter 1: The Big Picture 11

Chapter 2: Databases 101: How Databases Work 21

Part II: Making a Connection 41

Chapter 3: Getting Connected with Data Controls 43

Chapter 4: Exploring the Data Form Wizard and Other Assistants 61

Chapter 5: A Collection of Connections 83

Part III: Contacting the User 95

Chapter 6: Simple ASP.NET Data Binding and Web Controls 97

Chapter 7: Designing a User Interface 115

Part IV: Building a Database 133

Chapter 8: Creating a DataSet 135

Chapter 9: Managing DataSets 147

Chapter 10: Validating and Indexing Your Data 165

Part V: The Internet Connection 177

Chapter 11: Translating Windows Applications to WebForms 179

Chapter 12: Active Server Pages: Mixing HTML with VB 207

Chapter 13: ASO.NET: Mixing HTML., XML., and VB.NET 221

Part VI: Hands-On Programming 235

Chapter 14: Migrating to ADO.NET 237

Chapter 15: Acronym Soup: DAO. ODBC, ADO, ADO.NET 251

Chapter 16: More about ADO.NET 257

Chapter 17: Killing Bugs 289

Part VII: Working with Queries 311

Chapter 18: Automatic SQL: Using Query Builder 313

Chapter 19: A Brief Dictionary of SQL 327

Part VIII: The Part of Tens 341

Chapter 20: Ten Great VB.NET Tips 343

Chapter 21: Ten Important Topics that Don’t Fit Elsewhere 355

Index 369


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