This article will require some programming knowledge and some database knowledge.
It is intended for someone beginning to work with VB.NET and databases.
It discusses a simple way to connect your application to a database and do some queries using Visual Basic.net. Visual Basic .NET (VB.NET), is and object-oriented computer programming language that is viewed as an progression of the vintage Visual Basic (VB), that is implemented within the .NET Framework. Microsoft currently supplies two main versions of IDEs intended for developing in
Visual Basic: Microsoft Visual Studio , which is professional software and Visual Basic Express Edition, which is no cost. The command-line compiler, VBC.EXE, is installed as part of the free software application .NET Framework SDK.
In this tutorial we will also use Microsoft Access as the database that we will connect to.
Each database has a connection-string which is needed to connect and read the information from that database.
We will show an example code on connecting to a database: