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Mastering Visual Basic .NET Database Programming
 
 
Mastering Visual Basic .NET Database Programming (Paperback)
by Evangelos Petroutsos (Author), Asli Bilgin (Author) "THE FIRST CHAPTER IN a typical computer book is an introduction to the book's topic..." (more)
Key Phrases: shers table, visual database tools, thread delegate, End Sub, Server Explorer, Query Designer (more...)
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Enter a New World of Database Programming

Visual Basic .NET and ADO.NET facilitate the development of a new generation of database applications, including disconnected applications that run on the Web. Mastering Visual Basic .NET Database Programming is the resource you need to thrive in this new world. Assuming no prior experience with database programming, this book teaches you every aspect of the craft, from GUI design to server development to middle-tier implementation. If you’re familiar with earlier versions of ADO, you’ll master the many new features of ADO.NET all the more quickly. You'll also learn the importance of XML within the new .NET paradigm. Coverage includes:
  • Getting familiar with the ADO.NET object model
  • Using the data access wizards
  • Taking advantage of new SQL Server 2000 features
  • Carrying out XSL Transformations and XPath queries
  • Generating XML using the T-SQL FOR XML statement
  • Binding controls to ADO.NET result sets
  • Arriving at a sound database design
  • Tuning your SQL Server 2000 database
  • Using the XML Designer in Visual Studio .NET
  • Leveraging the data access tools available in the Visual Studio .NET IDE
  • Working with .NET data providers
  • Choosing between streaming data and caching data
  • Working with the Data Form Wizard in Visual Studio .NET
  • Using advanced ADO.NET techniques
  • Building a threaded application
  • Using .NET’s advanced exception handling capabilities
  • Using the .NET Deployment Project Template


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Enter a New World of Database Programming

Visual Basic .NET and ADO.NET facilitate the development of a new generation of database applications, including disconnected applications that run on the Web. Mastering Visual Basic .NET Database Programming is the resource you need to thrive in this new world. Assuming no prior experience with database programming, this book teaches you every aspect of the craft, from GUI design to server development to middle-tier implementation. If you're familiar with earlier versions of ADO, you'll master the many new features of ADO.NET all the more quickly. You'll also learn the importance of XML within the new .NET paradigm. Coverage includes:

Getting familiar with the ADO.NET object model

Using the data access wizards

Taking advantage of new SQL Server 2000 features

Carrying out XSL Transformations and XPath queries

Generating XML using the T-SQL FOR XML statement

Binding controls to ADO.NET result sets

Arriving at a sound database design

Tuning your SQL Server 2000 database

Using the XML Designer in Visual Studio .NET

Leveraging the data access tools available in the Visual Studio .NET IDE

Working with .NET data providers

Choosing between streaming data and caching data

Working with the Data Form Wizard in Visual Studio .NET

Using advanced ADO.NET techniques

Building a threaded application

Using .NET's advanced exception handling capabilities

Using the .NET Deployment Project Template

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shers table, visual database tools, thread delegate, workload file, web method, unstructured error handling, invoicing application, data access strategy, wind database, qualifying rows, table data type, indexed views, alternating items, stored procedure, data access technologies, action queries, grid pane, data access code, component tray, startup form, deployment settings, xsd file, sql file, data adapter, universal table
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End Sub, Server Explorer, Query Designer, Private Sub, Query Analyzer, Data Form Wizard, Solution Explorer, Enterprise Manager, Visual Basic, Windows Form, End Try, Web Forms, Alfreds Futterkiste, End Function, Handles Buttonl, Imports System, New York, Exception Console, Property Pages, Ana Trujillo Emparedados, Index Tuning Wizard, Query Optimizer, Server Agent, Title Pages, Add New Item
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4 star: 5%  (1)
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
Just barely worth the cost of its paper, July 29, 2003
By "chessaprentice" (Mexico City Mexico) - See all my reviews
This is the worst VB book I've read in all of my life, I needed to get to speed with ADO .Net, and as this book's title says "Mastering" I thought this could be the one I needed, especially after reading some of the other reviews.

If you are an absolute and complete beginner in database programming this book might help you, but if you already know your basics, step away from it and get David Sceppa's book instead. Half of this book is about the basics of Transact-SQL, but the really basics, not the advanced stuff, and after that you get a bunch of really dumb examples of the database objects that will rise too much doubts in your head, instead of helping you, you'll just get more confused.

I gave it two stars, because I was able to use a couple of examples in one of my applications, but that was after I had read Sceppa's book.

What a dissapointment.



 
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
A watershed moment in .NET literature, March 28, 2002
By Kevin Watson (Atlanta, GA United States) - See all my reviews
Part One of Visual Basic .NET Database Programming is without question the best explanation of the .NET framework I have read to date. The authors do an outstanding job of not only explaining the "how," but ensuring that the reader understands the "why." They meticulously craft an engaging picture of relational database concepts and how Microsoft's latest data access technologies can be leveraged from both the desktop and the web to build a scalable and robust database-driven application. This book is a wonderful guide for both the beginner and the seasoned programmer, as it provides an insightful explanation of relational databases and database design and lays down a clear pathway into the world of .NET.

Merhaba!



 
4 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
Weak on MS Access and Window Form applications, August 2, 2002
By Eric Barger (United States) - See all my reviews
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This book barley discusses MS Access Databases and is all about SQL/XML. The focus is also more toward internet this and internet that and the writer forgets that some people don't want to write database programs for windows (forms on your own computer).

I hate to be harsh but this book does not cover MS Access or Windows side programming enough to fill a pocket book.

Don't waste your money or time unless you are a SQL/XML looking for internet front end apps.


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Great book for biginners or intermediate programmers
I have been programming in VB for about 9 years now - 4 years in VB.Net. Whether you are biginner or intermediate, you really need this book if you want to master the concept and... Read more
Published on February 8, 2005 by M. Conde

IF you are serious? This book is too ..
This is not the book for a light superficial reader. This is a book for a serious learner. I have been dancing around the idea of database programming in VB. Read more
Published on December 18, 2003 by The_Only_Wizard

I did not understand it
I did not like this book to much.
it gives you information that you dont need
and not enough information that you do need

i could not get some directions to work... Read more

Published on August 3, 2003 by Brian Carpenter

Great book.
I think that a book for computer programming can only be evaluated by the manner how we use it.
Almost a year passed since I bought the Mastering Visual Basic . Read more
Published on July 6, 2003 by Krasimir Manolov

Great book to get you started
This a great book to get you started with the new features for databases in VB.NET. Some of the early reviews missed the point. Read more
Published on November 1, 2002 by mattnunn

You need this book!
The authors expose the reader to solid development concepts and teach not just how to build enterprise applications, but to successfully build the knowledge base necessary to... Read more
Published on October 28, 2002 by William Hurt

Holey disorganization!
This book goes WAY WAY WAY far away from standard VB books. Instead of step by step with examples it seems to kind of overview, and sort of give instructions. Read more
Published on October 19, 2002 by Brent Richards

Mastering? What, exactly?
First of all, the title is a bit pretentious.
Going through this book, you won't find much about as much as connecting to an Oracle, Sybase or db2 database. Read more
Published on July 26, 2002 by Stephen Oriold

No way 5 stars
This book is at best average. There is nothing here that isn't already on MSDN and nothing earth-shatering.

The .NET samples by far are the best way to .NET. Read more

Published on June 2, 2002

More than just SQL !
I picked up this book thinking that it would help me design ASP.NET systems with a SQL backend, but found even more than I expected! Read more
Published on April 9, 2002

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