This document is your primary source of introductory, installation, postinstallation configuration, and usage information for Oracle Providers for ASP.NET.

This Preface contains these sections:


Oracle Providers for ASP.NET Developer's Guide is intended for programmers who are developing applications using ASP.NET providers to store application state in Oracle databases.

To use this guide, you must be familiar with Microsoft .NET Framework classes, ASP.NET, and ADO.NET, and have a working knowledge of application programming using Microsoft C#, Visual Basic .NET, or another .NET language.

Although the examples in the documentation and the samples in the sample directory are written in C#, developers can use these examples as models for writing code in other .NET languages.

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Passwords in Code Examples

For simplicity in demonstrating this product, code examples do not perform the password management techniques that a deployed system normally uses. In a production environment, follow the Oracle Database password management guidelines, and disable any sample accounts. See Oracle Database Security Guide for password management guidelines and other security recommendations.


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