LINQ for Dummies

  • 5h 18m
  • John Paul Mueller
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2008

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

About the Author

John Paul Mueller has written more than 300 articles and 80 books, most recently Mastering Windows Vista Business with Mark Minasi. The author of Ribbon X For Dummies, he has covered everything from programming to operating systems to home security and accessibility.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Getting to Know LINQ
  • Creating Simple LINQ Queries
  • Considering the .NET Language Extensions
  • Working with LINQ in Visual Basic .NET
  • Working with LINQ in Visual Studio 2005
  • LINQ to Object
  • LINQ to DataSet
  • LINQ to SQL Server
  • LINQ to XML
  • Using LINQ with Office 2007
  • Advanced LINQ to SQL Server
  • LINQ to Active Directory
  • Other LINQ to Strategies
  • Ten Ways to Improve LINQ Development
  • Ten Ways to Reduce Application Support Costs
  • Ten LINQ Resources