ADO.NET Data Providers
The Data Providers within ADO.NET facilitate seamless communication with various data storage mediums, including databases, spreadsheets, and text files, among others. To establish a connection with a SQL Server database, we rely on the classes provided by the System.Data.SqlClient namespace. Conversely, when connecting to OLE DB data sources, we utilize classes from the System.Data.OleDb namespace.
In the subsequent VB.NET programs, you will gain insights into fundamental operations performed within ADO.NET classes. These programs serve as a valuable resource, demonstrating the core functionalities and capabilities of ADO.NET.