LINQ for Dummies

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Overview

Link up with LINQ and see how you can query almost anything!

So you're the inquisitive type? LINQ answers your biggest query ? "Why can't I develop database and XML queries in a language I already know?" This book introduces you to LINQ and the .NET Framework technologies, so you can use LINQ to query any object, any dataset, any kind of XML, SQL Server, and more ? no questions asked.

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Overview

Link up with LINQ and see how you can query almost anything!

So you're the inquisitive type? LINQ answers your biggest query — "Why can't I develop database and XML queries in a language I already know?" This book introduces you to LINQ and the .NET Framework technologies, so you can use LINQ to query any object, any dataset, any kind of XML, SQL Server, and more — no questions asked.

  • Connect with LINQ — understand the tasks LINQ performs, declarative programming, and how to use LINQ in the real world
  • Extend yourself — examine .NET language extensions and work with extension methods, partial methods, lambda expressions, and query expressions
  • Choose your language — work with LINQ using C# along with Visual Basic® or Visual Studio®
  • LINQ up — LINQ to DataSet operators, SQL server operations, XML API, or Active Directory®
  • Deal with databases — download and install the Northwind database, generate Northwind entity classes, and create the Northwind XML mapping file

Visit the companion Web site at www.dummies.com/go/linqfd for all the source code you need

Open the book and find:

  • How LINQ lets you create more efficient applications with less code
  • An overview of the LINQ namespaces
  • What to do with expression trees
  • The four LINQ providers in .NET Framework
  • How to use objects with LINQ
  • What LINQ can do for the Visual Studio developer
  • Techniques for getting information about your applications
  • The easiest ways to access data
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470277942
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/4/2008
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 364
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I An overview of LINQ 7

Ch. 1 Getting to know LINQ 9

Ch. 2 Creating simple LINQ queries 23

Ch. 3 Considering the .NET language extensions 47

Ch. 4 Working with LINQ in Visual Basic .NET 69

Ch. 5 Working with LINQ in Visual Studio 2005 91

Pt. II Using standard LINQ to technologies 105

Ch. 6 LINQ to object 107

Ch. 7 LINQ to DataSet 133

Ch. 8 LINQ to SQL Server 157

Ch. 9 LINQ to XML 181

Pt. III Extending LINQ to new horizons 211

Ch. 10 Using LINQ with Office 2007 213

Ch. 11 Advanced LINQ to SQL Server 233

Ch. 12 LINQ to active directory 253

Ch. 13 Other LINQ to strategies 271

Pt. IV The part of tens 299

Ch. 14 Ten ways to improve LINQ development 301

Ch. 15 Ten ways to reduce application support costs 321

Ch. 16 Ten LINQ resources 335

Index 347

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