ActiveX Data Objects. NET (ADO. NET) is a set of librairies included with the Microsoft. NET Framework that helps you communicate with data from. NET-based applications-including XML data. Discover how to access, sort, and manipulate data in Web-enabled enterprise applications with this book. You'll get expert guidance and insider tips from a leading database and ADO authority about how to write, test, and debug database code with the tools and wizards in Microsoft Visual Studiol. NET. You'll also learn about the improved ADO. NET object model, its XML features for Web extensibility, its enhanced integration with Microsoft SQL Server 2000, and more.