About the Author
Rick Dobson has authored six books on database development with Visual Basic .NET, SQL Server, and Microsoft Access. In the past few years, he authored three DVDs on Visual Basic .NET, ADO.NET, and T-SQL. In addition, Dobson has written countless articles for computer periodicals, including SQL Server Magazine, Visual Studio .NET Developer, Visual Basic Developer, SQL Server Professional, SQL Server Solutions, Inside Microsoft Visual Basic, and Smart Access. Dobson is also the webmaster for several web sites. His most popular site, ProgrammingMSAccess.com, focuses on the needs of VB .NET and SQL Server developers as well as Access developers. This site gets over one million page views annually, and thousands of site visitors register to receive a newsletter summarizing new developments and opportunities on the site. Dobson also founded the Database Developers Group, an international association of Microsoft database developers.