Beginning Visual Basic 2005 Databases teaches you everything you need to know about relational databases, SQL, and ADO.NET 2.0, giving you a sound start in developing console and Windows database applications. The book also includes chapters on the new SQL Server XML data type and the forthcoming LINQ enhancements to the next version of Visual Basic.
In addition to teaching you database basics like using SQL to communicate with databases, this book provides you with detailed, code-practical techniques to access data in VB 2005 across a range of coding situations. Code-heavy and full of practical detail, this book has been fully revised and upgraded for .NET 2.0 and offers you the best contemporary practice in this core programming area, so that you’ll find yourself using it in nearly all your .NET projects.
Provides step-by-step instructions on how to install and configure necessary tools
Presents all essential SQL query and update concepts and syntax, so you needn’t have prior familiarity with relational databases or SQL
Describes how to use ADO.NET transactions, exceptions, and events
Covers ADO.NET features for handling XML, text, and binary data within a VB 2005 context
Explains all concepts through straightforward code examples.