Retired 31 June 2018. Programming ADO.NET


This course will teach developers to build data-centric applications and web services with Microsoft ADO.NET, Microsoft SQL Server 2000, and the Microsoft .NET Framework.


The course assumes that students have the following skills:

  • understanding of relational database concepts: table, row, column, primary keys, foreign keys, constraints, and views
  • data query and modification experience, including experience with SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE commands
  • exposure to XML documents, style sheets, and schemas
  • experience with Visual Basic .NET, Visual Basic for Applications, or previous versions of Visual Basic
  • experience building user interfaces, including web applications or Microsoft Windows applications


After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • describe data-centric applications, ADO.NET architecture, and ADO.NET and XML
  • connect to SQL Server and other data sources
  • perform connected database operations including executing SELECT commands, database definition commands, dynamic SQL commands, and commands that return data from a SQL Server database in XML
  • build a data-set schema, populate it with data, and modify the data programmatically
  • build a data-set from an existing data source
  • Use XML techniques while working with data-sets, including mapping tables and columns, creating XSD schemas, building strongly typed data-sets, and interacting with XML data-documents.
  • build a web service that uses ADO.NET to query and update a data source.
  • Troubleshoot errors within an ADO.NET application. 

On-Site Training

If you need training for three or more people, ask us about training at your site. You can enjoy the convenience of reduced travel cost and time, as well as a familiar environment for your staff. Additionally, we can customise the course for your business needs.

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