Can you explain the difference between an ADO.NET Dataset and an ADO Recordset?

 Posted by deccansoft on 8/6/2010 | Category: C# Interview questions | Views: 1062

Valid answers are:

• A DataSet can represent an entire relational database in memory, complete with tables, relations, and views.

• A DataSet is designed to work without any continuing connection to the original data source.

• Data in a DataSet is bulk-loaded, rather than being loaded on demand.

• There's no concept of cursor types in a DataSet.

• DataSets have no current record pointer You can use For Each loops to move through the data.

• You can store many edits in a DataSet, and write them to the original data source in a single operation.

• Though the DataSet is universal, other objects in ADO.NET come in different versions for different data sources.

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