Connecting to Databases and Reading Data with Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (4251)


This 2-hour workshop introduces the fundamental skills required to connect to a database and read data from the database using Microsoft Visual Studio 2005.

You will learn how to use ADO.NET data providers to connect to various different kinds of databases, and how to execute a query that returns a set of rows from the database. You will also learn how to use connection pooling to achieve scalability, and how to handle connection events and exceptions.

As a workshop, most of your learning will take place during the extensive lab.

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  • Explain how to connect to a database, with or without connection pooling, retrieve data, and handle events and exceptions.
  • Connect to a database, save the connection string in an application configuration file, retrieve data and handle events and exceptions.


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Course Info

  • Code: EL-CDR-DMV
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Price: Call for price

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