This book gets you started with LINQ and shows how it will make your programming life easier by making use of new features from the .NET Framework 3.0. This book is split into seven chapters, each of which is dedicated to presenting a feature of LINQ and its usage in real-life scenarios.
Language Integrated Query (LINQ) is a new feature in Visual Studio 2008 that extends its query capabilities, using C# and Visual Basic. Visual Studio 2008 comes withLINQ provider assemblies that enable the use of LINQ with data sources such as in-memory collections, SQL relational databases, ADO.NET Datasets, XML documents, etc.In Visual Studio 2008, Visual C# and Visual Basic are the languages that implement the LINQ language extensions. LINQ language extensions use the new standard query operators API, which is the query language for any collection that implements IEnumerable<T>.
This book introduces the reader to the basic concepts of LINQ, and takes them through using LINQ with an example-driven approach.
Who this book is for
This book is for .NET developers who want to find out exactly what LINQ is, what it can do for them, and how to program with LINQ.This book presumes a sound knowledge of XML, ADO.NET, and .NET data access, No knowledge of LINQ is presumed.