The FCL includes a set of classes that access data sources and manage complex
data sets. Known as ADO.NET, these classes are the managed
replacement for ADO under Win32. ADO.NET supports both connected and
disconnected operations, multiple data providers (including
nonrelational data sources), and serialization to and from XML.
For more information, see the following namespaces:
System.Data.Odbc (.NET 1.1)
System.Data.OracleClient (.NET 1.1)