Are you ready to revolutionize the way you can work with data?This book shows you how to effectively utilize LINQ so that you canquery XML, SQLdatabases, ADO.NET DataSets, and other data sources,and it also delvesdeeper into the technology to demonstrate howLINQ can dramatically improve your applications.
Database pro Scott Klein first examines LINQ and VisualStudio® 2008, the language-specific features that supportLINQ, as well as LINQ queries and the LINQ standard queryoperators. He then shows you how to program with LINQ to XML withboth C# and Visual Basic® and how to use LINQ to XML withother data models. Plus, he walks you through LINQ to SQL queries,advanced query concepts, LINQ to Entities, and LINQ to DataSets.All of this valuable insight will provide you with powerful newtools so that you can easily extend and access information in yourdatabases.
What you will learn from this book
Features of Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework that willhelp you better understand LINQ
The syntax to use when writing LINQ queries
The concepts, techniques, and programming fundamentals necessaryto program with LINQ to XML
How to use LINQ to XML with Visual Basic .NET
All about LINQ to SQL queries and concepts
Ways to work with the DataContext class and entity objects
How to build applications using LINQ and associated LINQproviders
Who this book is for
This book is for developers who want to learn about LINQ andhow it can benefit and enhance their applications.
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