Data and Modeling in the .NET Framework

This section provides information on how to access data using ADO.NET, Language Integrated Query (LINQ), WCF Data Services, and XML.

In This Section

ADO.NET
Describes the ADO.NET architecture and how to use the ADO.NET classes to manage application data and interact with data sources, including Microsoft SQL Server, OLE DB data sources, and XML.

LINQ Portal
Provides links to relevant documentation for Language Integrated Query (LINQ).

Transaction Processing
Discusses the .NET Framework support for transactions.

WCF Data Services 4.5
Provides information about how to use WCF Data Services to deploy data services on the Web or an intranet.

XML Documents and Data
Provides an overview to a comprehensive and integrated set of classes that work with XML documents and data in the .NET Framework.

XML Standards Reference
Provides reference information on XML standards that Microsoft supports.

Microsoft SQL Server Modeling Technologies
Describes a set of technologies that enable rapid and customized data-based application design and development.

Development Guide
Provides a guide to all key technology areas and tasks for application development, including creating, configuring, debugging, securing, and deploying your application, and information about dynamic programming, interoperability, extensibility, memory management, and threading.

Security
Provides links to more information on the classes and services in the common language runtime and the .NET Framework that facilitate secure application development.