In this article we've taken a detailed, comparative look at ADO and ADO.NET. We've seen how it's possible to accomplish one thing in ADO, and then how we can accomplish that exact same thing with ADO.NET. If you're currently working with ASP/VB and ADO, then hopefully this article has given you some incentive to take a look at ADO.NET in further detail. If you're already using ADO.NET, then hopefully this article has cleared up any unsureness that you have.
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