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I'm just about to start programming in VB.NET with sql server databases. I've ordered the standard version of VB.NET. Does this contain objects to allow database connection (ADO), or will I need to get ADO.Net

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Jul 21 '05 #1
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ADO.NET is part of the Dotnet Framework, so it can be used by any version of
VB.NET, or any other tool that writes programs against the Framework. ADO,
the VB6 way of connecting to databases, can also be used by any version of
VB.NET by using the Framework's Interop Services.

-Roger

"Alan" <an*******@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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Hi

I'm just about to start programming in VB.NET with sql server databases. I've ordered the standard version of VB.NET. Does this contain objects to
allow database connection (ADO), or will I need to get ADO.Net.
Thanks

Jul 21 '05 #2

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You can use either ADO or ADO.NET but if you use ADO, you'll need com
interop and ADO.NET is sooooooooo much cooler, I'd forget ADO exists. The
onlyl catch with Standard is that you can't use the visual tools to connect
to SQL Server other than MSDE, so designer support isn't there. However,
you can still connect to SQL Server through code and you can connect to MSDE
with the IDE.

HTH,

Bill
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I'm just about to start programming in VB.NET with sql server databases. I've ordered the standard version of VB.NET. Does this contain objects to
allow database connection (ADO), or will I need to get ADO.Net.
Thanks

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