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This book is a one-stop guide to ADO, the universal data access solution from Microsoft that allows easy access to data from multiple formats and platforms. It includes chapters on the Connection, Recordset, Field, and Command objects and the Properties collection; ADO architecture, data shaping, and the ADO Event Model; brief introductions to RDS, ADO.NET, and SQL; and a comprehensive alphabetic reference to every ADO object, method, property, and event.
As part of our highly regarded Cookbook format, this guide is strikingly different from other books on Microsoft's ADO.NET technology. Rather than theory, the "ADO.NET Cookbook" provides you with easy-to-find coding solutions to real problems. Yet, it's more than just a handy compilation of cut-and-paste C# and VB.NET code. This Cookbook offers clear explanations of how and why the code works, warns of potential pitfalls, and directs you to sources of additional information, so that you can learn to adapt the problem-solving techniques to different situations. These time-saving recipes include vital topics like connecting to data, retrieving and managing data, transforming and analyzing data, modifying data, binding data to .NET user interfaces, optimizing .NET data access, enumerating and maintaining database objects, and maintaining database integrity. "ADO.NET Cookbook" offers a painless way for you to learn by doing so you can expand your skills and productivity, while solving the pressing problems you face every day. It's ideal for all ADO.NET programmers no matter what your technical level, whether you're an old hand or relatively inexperienced.
This guide is strikingly different from other books on Microsoft ADO.NET. Rather than load you down with theory, the new edition of ADO.NET 3.5 Cookbook gives you more than 200 coding solutions and best practices for real problems you're likely to face with this technology using Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET 3.5 platform. Organized to help you find the topic and specific recipe you need quickly and easily, this book is more than just a handy compilation of cut-and-paste C# code. ADO.NET 3.5 Cookbook also offers clear explanations of how and why each code solution works, and warns you of potential pitfalls so you can learn to adapt the book's problem-solving techniques to different situations. This collection of timesaving recipes covers vital topics including: Connecting to data Retrieving and managing data Transforming and analyzing data Modifying data Binding data to .NET user interfaces Optimizing .NET data access Enumerating and maintaining database objects Maintaining database integrity Ideal for ADO.NET programmers at all levels, from the relatively inexperienced to the most sophisticated, this new edition covers the significant 3.5 upgrade, including new programming tools such as LINQ. ADO.NET 3.5 Cookbook offers a painless way for those of you who prefer to learn by doing when it comes to expanding your skills and productivity.
ADO.NET Cookbook is a comprehensive collection of over 150 solutions and best practices for everyday dilemmas. For each problem addressed in the book, there's a solution--a short, focused piece of code that programmers can insert directly into their applications The diverse solutions presented here will prove invaluable over and over again, for ADO.NET programmers at all levels, from the relatively inexperienced to the most sophisticated.
Designed in the highly regarded O'Reilly Cookbook format, ADO.NET Cookbook is strikingly different from other books on the subject. It isn't bogged down with pages of didactic theory. The ADO.NET Cookbook focuses exclusively on providing developers with easy-to-find coding solutions to real problems. ADO.NET Cookbook is a comprehensive collection of over 150 solutions and best practices for everyday dilemmas. For each problem addressed in the book, there's a solution--a short, focused piece of code that programmers can insert directly into their applications. And ADO.NET Cookbook is more than just a handy compilation of cut-and-paste C# and VB.NET code. ADO.NET Cookbook offers clear explanations of how and why the code works, warns of potential pitfalls, and directs you to sources of additional information, so you can learn to adapt the problem-solving techniques to different situations. This is a painless way for developers who prefer to learn by doing to expand their skills and productivity, while solving the pressing problems they face every day. These time-saving recipes include vital topics like connecting to data, retrieving and managing data, transforming and analyzing data, modifying data, binding data to .NET user interfaces, optimizing .NET data access, enumerating and maintaining database objects, and maintaining database integrity. The diverse solutions presented here will prove invaluable over and over again, for ADO.NET programmers at all levels, from the relatively inexperienced to the most sophisticated.
Written by experts on the MicrosoftÂ® .NET programming platform, ADO.NET in a Nutshell delivers everything .NET programmers will need to get a jump-start on ADO.NET technology or to sharpen their skills even further. In the tradition of O'Reilly's In a Nutshell Series, ADO.NET in a Nutshell is the most complete and concise source of ADO.NET information available. ADO.NET is the suite of data access technologies in the .NET Framework that developers use to build applications services accessing relational data and XML. Connecting to databases is a fundamental part of most applications, whether they are web, WindowsÂ®, distributed, client/server, XML Web Services, or something entirely different. But ADO.NET is substantially different from Microsoft's previous data access technologies--including the previous version of ADO--so even experienced developers need to understand the basics of the new disconnected model before they start programming with it. Current with the .NET Framework 1.1, ADO.NET in a Nutshell offers one place to look when you need help with anything related to this essential technology, including a reference to the ADO.NET namespaces and object model. In addition to being a valuable reference, this book provides a concise foundation for programming with ADO.NET and covers a variety of issues that programmers face when developing web applications or Web Services that rely on database access. Using C#, this book presents real world, practical examples that will help you put ADO.NET to work immediately. Topics covered in the book include: An Introduction to ADO.NET Connections, Commands and DataReaders Disconnected Data Advanced DataSets Transactions DataViews and Data Binding XML and the DataSet Included with the book is a Visual Studio .NET add-in that integrates the entire reference directly into your help files. When combining ADO.NET in a Nutshell with other books from O'Reilly's .NET In a Nutshell series, you'll have a comprehensive, detailed and independent reference collection that will help you become more productive.
Adobe Acrobat XI Classroom in a Book is the most thorough and comprehensive way for creative professionals and business users to learn how to reliably create, edit, and sign PDF documents and forms with Adobe Acrobat XI. Each chapter in this step-by-step, project-based guide contains a project that builds on your growing knowledge of the program, while end-of-chapter review questions reinforce each lesson. This cross-platform (Mac and Windows) book shows you how to collaborate effectively through electronic reviews, easily share your work across multiple platforms and devices, and speed up your production and business task workflow with Acrobat XI. In this new version you'll learn how to use an integrated Acrobat toolbar (for popular Microsoft and browser apps) so you can easily convert files to PDF and then learn how to directly edit text and images in your PDFs. You'll also learn how to build PDF or web forms with the new built-in Adobe FormsCentral desktop app. We'll show you how to speed up your business workflow by gathering feedback and approval via online document reviews. And you'll learn how to create interactive forms and track responses within Acrobat, how to add signatures and security to your PDF files, and much more.
Adobe CS2 makes it easy to work smarter. Why not take advantage of all it has to offer? Odds are you already use Adobe's Creative Suite. Maybe you use some of its features all of the time, but you know it also includes other powerful tools you have yet to explore, because you just don't have the time. The irony is that the whole design of Creative Suite is intended to save you time--the applications and tools included in the product work together seamlessly, making it possible for designers like you to work incredibly efficiently, from file creation to distribution. This book can help you quickly learn how to take advantage of all that CS2 has to offer. By following its concise explanations and step-by-step exercises, you'll soon learn core skills and techniques that will enable you to create an integrated workflow that will not only save you lots of time, but will also give you more flexibility to move between applications to make necessary tweaks, try out new ideas, and create portable files for review. Adobe Creative Suite 2 Workflow will help you: Master Version Cue and Bridge: the hub for Creative Suite 2 Use CS2 more effectively everyday, on all kinds of projects Know which applications are best to use for specific tasks Learn how to combine applications for peak efficiency Answer the top 15 "How Do I?" questions for every CS2 application With full-color examples and dozens of practical tips and tricks, this book is the working professional's guide to getting the most out of all of your CS2 tools.
Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium: The official training workbook from Adobe Systems (Classroom in a Book Series)by Adobe Creative Team
The first book to cover the digital video workflows in Adobe CS6, from the bestselling Classroom in a Book series. Hands-on lessons that use clear step-by-step instructions and screenshots explain the components in Adobe Creative Suite CS6 Production Premium. Covers the entire 'Planning to Playback' workflow for video, including media management, editing, adding effects, working with audio, color correcting, and outputting. Companion DVD includes sample media files for all of the book's projects. Those creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Creative Suite CS6 Production Premium choose Adobe Creative Suite CS6 Production Premium Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team at Adobe Press. (From planning to playback, this book covers it all! With focused attention on the workflow and integration between the components of Production Premium, readers will learn to take their project from concept all the way through the production and post-production pipelines using the all the tools necessary. Chapters cover planning and organizing projects, editing in Premiere Pro, creating motion graphics and visual effects using After Effects, working with audio, color correcting in SpeedGrade (a new product in the suite), finishing and rendering compositions, and authoring for DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, and the Web. Readers will also discover how easy it is to use Adobe Media Encoder and Dynamic Link across the suite for easy-to-manage workflow processes as well.
Whether you're looking for a step-by-step guide to introduce you to Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 or a solid reference to assist you as you continue your work in web design, this is the resource you've been looking for! Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 Revealed uses detailed, vibrant illustrations, clear, straightforward lessons, and real-world case studies to provide an overview of the Dreamweaver interface and how to use it effectively. This latest edition includes expanded content on using CSS, inserting video files, using Adobe Bridge CS3, conducting browser compatibility checks and more, reflecting the most recent updates to the Dreamweaver software, as well as those that have occurred in the larger environment of web design. Sidebars throughout the book incorporate basic web design principles, providing readers with a skill set that goes beyond the software interface and can be applied in a variety of situations.
Discover all that Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 has to offer! Whether you're looking for a thorough introduction to Dreamweaver or a reliable reference for your web design and development work, this proven resource is an ideal choice. ADOBE DREAMWEAVER CS6 REVEALED combines vibrant, full-color illustrations and clear, step-by-step tutorials to help you master the industry-standard web development software. In addition to detailed information on the current Dreamweaver interface, features, and functionality, the guide includes hands-on projects and real-world case studies to help you hone your skills and appreciate their professional relevance. The book highlights features new to CS6 and explores cutting-edge web standards and design trends, including CSS3 best practices, HTML5 layouts, multiscreen preview, and media queries for mobile devices. Additional online tools and content including HTML5, Flash, and video files enable you to apply what you learn by developing actual web content. The author, an experienced design professional and award-winning educator, also emphasizes fundamental web design principles, helping you develop knowledge and skills that go beyond a specific software package and can serve you well throughout your career. The Data Files used to complete the projects found in the book are now available online. For access information please refer to the directions available in the preface of the book.
<p>Want to create animated graphics for iPhone, iPad, and the Web, using familiar Adobe features? You’ve come to the right guide. <i>Adobe Edge Animate Preview 7: The Missing Manual</i> shows you how to build HTML5 graphics with Adobe visual tools. No programming experience? No problem. Adobe Edge Animate writes all the code for you. With this book, you’ll be designing great-looking web elements in no time.</p>
If you're looking for an easy and stimulating way to master Adobe Encore DVD and fine-tune your moviemaking skills at the same time, look no further than Adobe Encore DVD: In the Studio . This full-color tutorial will help you push the limits of Adobe Encore DVD by helping you to create highly imaginative designs and projects. Designed primarily for Adobe Creative Suite developers, particularly those using Adobe Premiere and AfterEffects, as well as filmmakers who wish to transfer their projects to DVDs, the book combines practical learning materials and project-based lessons. But Adobe Encore DVD: In the Studio is not your average tutorial. The book draws on the experience of author Doug Dixon--an expert on Adobe Encore DVD, the author of other books on DVD development, and a core member of the product's alpha and beta programs. Well-versed in both the use and design of Adobe Encore DVD, Dixon imbues this O'Reilly Media digital book with the unique perspective of an insider who really knows his pixels. Adobe Encore DVD: In the Studio discusses the protocols involved with DVD files and file systems; pixel aspect ratio issues; common gotchas using both still and motion media; and a plethora of tips and tricks to using dynamic buttons. You'll get up to speed on importing from Photoshop and AfterEffects, making motion video menus available, and looping video and audio. You'll also learn about adding multilingual menus and subtitles, encoding rules, scripting, and even placing Easter eggs in a DVD! By studying this comprehensive, hands-on tutorial, you will be able to quickly and efficiently develop professional-looking DVDs studded with special effects worthy of a Hollywood studio.
ADOBE FLASH CS4 ILLUSTRATED utilizes a reader-friendly format, offering instructions and succinct lessons to help readers grasp Adobe Flash CS4.
Those creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Flash Professional CS6 choose Adobe Flash Professional CS6 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team. The 10 project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in Flash CS6. Readers learn what they need to know to create engaging interactive content with Flash CS6. In addition to learning the key elements of the Flash interface, including panels, timelines, and frames, readers learn how to work with graphics, create and edit symbols, modify text, add interactivity with ActionScript, and incorporate animation and sound into their projects. They also learn how to prepare and export their finished projects for publishing. This completely revised CS6 edition shows readers how to generate sprite sheets for enhanced game development workflow and deliver apps with a prepackaged Adobe AIR captive runtime for better user experience. The book also covers the new, powerful, and intuitive tools and integrated support for reaching audiences across devices that run on Android and iOS platforms by targeting the Adobe AIR 3. 2 runtime. The companion DVD includes lesson files so readers can work along with the book, as well video training from Learn Adobe Flash Professional CS6 by Video. "The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students. " --Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor, Rocky Mountain Training Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does--an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.
The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Illustrator CS4 Adobe Illustrator CS4 Classroom in a Book contains 15 lessons. The book covers the basics of learning Illustrator and provides countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you. Learn how to create artwork for illustrations, logos, stationery, page layouts, posters, and integrate with Adobe Flash movies, Adobe In Design layouts, and more! "The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students. " -Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor, Rocky Mountain Training Classroom in a Book , the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does-an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.
This book is part of the official training series for Adobe graphics and publishing software developed with the support of Adobe product experts.
ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CS6 REVEALED offers you comprehensive coverage in all areas of Adobe Illustrator. Beginning with fundamental concepts and progressing to in-depth exploration of the software's full set of features, these step-by-step lessons offer you a guided tour of all the program's great features - including an illustrated tutorial on "how to draw with the Pen tool" that you won't find in any other book. This new edition highlights extensive coverage of important and exciting new features, including dramatic improvements to Illustrator's built-in tracing utility and a major upgrade for creating patterns.
The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Illustrator CC --Completely revised edition covers the latest features in Adobe InDesign CC, as includes numerous new tips and sidebars on workflow and best practices. -This guide's 16 project-based lessons teach readers the fundamental concepts and techniques of page layout with InDesign CC. -This book is part of the official training series from Adobe Systems and developed with the support of Adobe product experts. The 16 project-based lessons show students step-by-step the key techniques for working with InDesign CC. Students learn what they need to know to create engaging page layouts, flow and edit text, create and use styles, incorporate graphics and tables, and create PDF forms and ebooks. This completely revised edition covers the new features in Adobe InDesign CC, including the QR code generator and Font Favorites, and it features many redesigned sample documents, numerous new tips and sidebars on workflow and best practices, and more details on high-end typography options such as hyphenation settings. This thorough, self-paced guide is ideal for beginning students wanting to get up to speed on the key features of this program. Those who already have some experience with InDesign can improve their skills and learn InDesign's newest features. New to this InDesign CC edition-students now download the lesson files from the Peachpit website, so they can work along, step-by-step, with the book.
Part of the Illustrated Projects Series, this text offers a quick, visual way to apply Adobe PageMaker 6.5 skills. Covers beginning through intermediate skills.
Adobe Photoshop has long provided cutting edge technology for sophisticated digital editing, and ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CREATIVE CLOUD REVEALED provides a solid foundation for those looking to learn this industry-standard program. Real-world, practical examples and step-by-step instruction throughout offer well-rounded, comprehensive coverage of both artistic and technical features. With extensive four-color artwork and screenshots that support and clarify key concepts, ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CREATIVE CLOUD REVEALED is a valuable resource that will give readers the confidence they need to edit and enhance digital images with skill and ease.
Pioneering computer graphics author Deke McClelland updates his bestselling hands-on tutorial for Adobe Photoshop CS3, the latest version of this industry-standard image editing and production program. As with previous editions, Photoshop CS3 One-on-One guides readers step by step through the program's features and functionality. A key appeal of the One-on-One series is the two hours of DVD-video material included. Once you read about a particular technique, you can see how it's done first hand in the video. The combination is uniquely effective. And hugely popular. Whether you're a first-timer looking to learn Photoshop, or a seasoned user interested in the groundbreaking features of CS3, Deke's conversational style and carefully structured lessons guide you through everything you need to know to get up and running, and then takes you well into mastery. You'll learn to: Grasp fundamental and advanced concepts and theory Use best practices, and techniques for making the most of Photoshop CS3 Build relevant, real-world projects Use Photoshop's workflow and file handling features Use the combined power of Bridge + Camera Raw to process your digital photos Choose the right technique for converting your images to black & white Create beautiful multilayered documents including posters and flyers And much more A Photoshop expert, sought-after computer graphics and design lecturer and author of over 70 books, Deke creates a classroom environment in Photoshop CS3 One-on-One with written instruction and video training -- except that you get one-on-one attention as you proceed from lesson to lesson at your own pace. It's like having private lessons with the author. Whether you're an enthusiast, prosumer, creative pro, technical pro, or newcomer, Deke's book will have you speaking fluent Photoshop CS3 in no time.
The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop CS4 Fourteen lessons in Adobe Photoshop CS4 Classroom in a Book cover basic and advanced techniques in Adobe Photoshop, the world's best image-editing software. Learn how to retouch digital photos, work with layers and masks, navigate the workspace, prepare images print, and explore the latest features. Tips, extra-credit exercises, and step-by-step lessons help you become more productive using Photoshop. Learn to correct and enhance digital photos, create image composites, transform images in perspective, and prepare images for print and the web. Combine images for extended depth of field, and try out the new 3D features in Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended. "The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students. " -Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor, Rocky Mountain Training Classroom in a Book , the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does-an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.
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