From the Publisher
If youre a VB.NET programmer who wants to learn database programming with ADO.NET at a professional level heres a new book that presents all the skills you need in a logical progression from the simple to the complex. And because our books have features that you wont find in competing books, youll learn faster and better. Heres how we do it:
* This book presents everything you need to know to develop VB.NET database applications at a professional level. That sounds simple. But to get all of this information from other sources would take you 3 or 4 other books plus the Microsoft documentation
and youd still have to figure out how it all worked together!
* To show you how all of the pieces of a database application interact, this book presents 21 complete applications ranging from the simple to the complex. This includes the forms, the code, and the property settings. As we see it, the only way to master database programming is to study applications like these. And yet, you wont find them in other books.
* If you page through this book, youll see that all of the information is presented in "paired pages," with the essential syntax, guidelines, and examples on the right page and the perspective and extra explanation on the left page. This helps you learn faster by reading less...and this is the ideal reference format when you need to refresh your memory about how to do something.