Net Oracle Essay

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Build a .NET Application on the Oracle Database with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 by John Paul Cook Learn the basic yet essential processes involved in building a .NET application that uses an Oracle database. Published June 2011 With the popularity of Microsoft's .NET Framework, many developers are hungry for information about the best means of integrating .NET applications with Oracle—not only in terms of basic connectivity, but also in relationship to effective and efficient application development using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. (The Visual Studio 2005/2008 version of this article is found here. ) In this article, I'll explain the basic yet essential processes involved in building a C# or Visual Basic .NET application that uses an Oracle database, including: * How to add project references to support Oracle class libraries in your .NET project * How to create Oracle Database connection strings * How to work with Connection, Command, and DataReader objects You will have the opportunity to apply what you have learned in three practice labs, ranging in difficulty from the relatively simple to the more complex. If you are already familiar with building .NET applications for Oracle Database with Visual Studio 2005/2008, the experience with Visual Studio 2010 is very similar. For information and labs about how to secure your application, see my article "Securing a .NET Application on the Oracle Database." (Also, see the OTN .NET Developer Center for technical articles covering a range of Oracle .NET application lifecycle issues.) Note that the free Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio, available for download from OTN, provides a Visual Studio add-in that makes the development of .NET apps on Oracle much easier and more intuitive. That subject is beyond our scope here, however; see the Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio Product

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