Prayer to the great lords of Microsoft ADO.NET

Oh great lords, please bless us with a more efficient way to work with single rows of data to ADO.NET.

It is a complete pain to have to use over 10 lines of code just to obtain a single row.

Lets have something as easy as ExecuteScalar to use that returns a single DataRow. Please!

This is ridiculous compared to how easy it was in ODBC.
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