A topic not covered by many is that with entales developing web sites with MySQL within the .Net Framework. Ahm illustrates how you can use these two technologies under the one roof using the Dataset family.
Programming with MySQL and .NET Technologies (Page 1 of 3 )
This article explains how to create database applications using MySQL and C# (or VB.NET). You will see how to work with ADO.NET Dataset.The concept of Dataset and the benefit from disconnected model of Dataset is also discussed.
If you have been building database programs with Microsoft technology, you are probably familiar with the object named Recordset, which is nothing but a flat table-like view of the data in the memory. Dataset represents disconnected in-memory replica of a database. Datasets provide a number of benefits.
Fig: Dataset represents disconnected in-memory replica of database