All programmers working in database technology using Microsoft development tools will find this book useful. As a reference, it is suitable for beginners and experienced programmers alike. This is a great addition and complement to any other ADO manual, and its one you'll want to keep on the desk at all times.
This informative guide provides a complete reference to the ADO API, covering all versions up to 2.8. Code samples are concise, and emphasis is placed on ADO techniques rather than the specific environments in which it may be used. Some of the book's highlights include:
- Coverage of related technologies, such as ADOX and ADOMD
- Online samples in multiple languages
- Examination of ADO performance aspects
This is the most definitive book on the subject to date, and has been the leading reference on ADO since its first release. Please note:
source code can be downloaded from the following URL:
Contents at a Glance About the Author ...xiii Acknowledgements ...xv Introduction ...xvii Chapter 1 Installations Past, Present, and Future ...1 Chapter 2 Building an MSI File: Visual Studio and Orca ...13 Chapter 3 COM in the Windows Installer World ...31 Chapter 4 Searches and Conditions ...49 Chapter 5 Sequences of Events and Custom Actions ...67 Chapter 6 How Do You Fix It? ...111 Chapter 7 ASP.NET Setups ...129 Chapter 8 Installing .NET Assemblies ...141 Chapter 9 Installation Design ...169 Chapter 10 Windows Services ...185 Chapter 11 The GAC and Updating Assemblies ...201 Chapter 12 Updates Using Patches ...213 Chapter 13 Installation Environments ...227 Chapter 14 How-Tos, Tips, and Gotchas ...241 Chapter 15 Exploring the Installer APIs ...265 Chapter 16 Tools and Futures ...277 Index ...283