ADO.NET vs ADO- ADO.NET is considered as evolution version of ADO.
- ADO.NET works with both connected as well as disconnected fashion whereas ADO works with connected architecture.
- ADO.NET provides disconnected access through DataSet while ADO provides disconnected access using recordset.
- ADO.NET use XML to transfer data between objects while ADO use binary format to transfer data.
- ADO.NET is shipped with .Net Framework and implemented using .Net methodology whereas ADO relies on COM.