- 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.
Difference between an ADO.NET Dataset and an ADO Recordset
ADO.NET Dataset & ADO Recordset Feature:
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