Visual Basic.NET Database Programming walks the readers step-by-step through the topics they need to know to use databases effectively. This book teaches with real-world scenarios how to load, display, manipulate, modify and save data in databases. It shows the reader how to build multi-tier applications that implement enterprise-wide business solutions, build Web Servers, manage large amounts of data, find specific records, sort data, perform complex queries, and use XML--an integral part of data handling in Visual Basic.NET.
Intended Audience. How This Book Is Organized. How To Use This Book. Necessary Equipment. Example Databases. Online Samples, Updates, and Changes.
Compiled In Data. Registry. Relational Databases. Specific Relational Database Engines. More Exotic Databases. Summary.
Application Design Approaches. Requirements. Entities. Refining the Design. Master-Detail Relationships. Normalization. Keys. Indexes. Constraints. Design Tools. Designing Databases With Microsoft Access. Building a Database with SQL. Summary.
Degrees of Security. Controlling Privileges. Controlling Access with Views. SQL Server Security Procedures. Summary.
Data Link Properties. The Data Form Wizard. Query Builder. Data Adapter Configuration Wizard. Using The Data Adapter. Summary.
DataSet. DataTable. DataRow. DataColumn. DataRelation. DataView. DataView. DataRowView. Summary.
Data Connection Methods. Program-Generated Data. XML Data. SQL Server. OLE DB. Example Program RunScript. Summary.
What Is XML? Editing XML Files. Schemas. Loading XML Data in Visual Basic. Saving XML Data From Visual Basic. Overwriting Files. Summary.
Basic Binding. Record Selection with Bound Controls. Selecting a Calculated Field. A TreeView Display. DataViews. Binding Controls with Code. DataGrid. Summary.
EasyDraw. Storing Data. Drawing Existing Objects. Drawing New Objects. DataSafe. Menu Commands. MRU List. Data Validation. Summary.
A One-Form Design. A Tabbed Design. Summary.
Program OrderEntryMultiUser. Database Redesign. Reservations. Source Code. Modifications. Summary.
Features. Programming the RecordList Form. RecordList Form Internals. Summary.
Learning About Servers. Learning About Databases. Learning About Tables. Learning About Relationships. Learning About Fields. Meta-Learning. Program ExploreServer. Program ExploreRelations. Summary.
DROP DATABASE. ALTER DATABASE. CREATE TABLE. ALTER TABLE. DROP TABLE. CREATE INDEX. DROP INDEX. CREATE VIEW. DROP VIEW. SELECT. INSERT. UPDATE. DELETE. Aggregate Functions. Joins. Summary.
Getting Started. Creating a New Solution. Toolbars. Toolbox Tabs. Properties. Finding Lost Windows. Summary.