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Accessing Data with ADO.NET

ADO.NET is a set of classes that expose data access services to the .NET programmer. ADO.NET provides a rich set of components for creating distributed, data-sharing applications. It is an integral part of the .NET Framework, providing access to relational data, XML, and application data. ADO.NET supports a variety of development needs, including the creation of front-end database clients and middle-tier business objects used by applications, tools, languages, or Internet browsers.

In This Section

  • Building Applications
    Provides instructive overviews and detailed, step-by-step procedures for creating applications in the .NET Framework.
  • Programming with the .NET Framework
    Explains common programming tasks that apply to a range of .NET Framework applications. Topics include accessing data, extending metadata, handling and throwing exceptions, processing transactions, and securing applications.