There are a few different ways that Visual Basic can interact with data stored in a database.
If you are a former Visual Basic 6.0 (or earlier) programmer, you may think that your knowledge of ADO will translate directly into ADO.NET development. Ha! You couldn't be more wrong. Although the two data technologies share a partial name, the code written to use each method varies considerably. I will not discuss the older ADO technology at all in this book.