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Microsoft Visual Basic 2013 Step by Step by Michael Halvorson

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Chapter 15. Innovative data management with LINQ

After completing this chapter, you will be able to

In Microsoft Visual Studio, an important technology used for managing and retrieving data is known as Language Integrated Query (LINQ) (pronounced link). LINQ allows you to retrieve data in the same way from almost any data source, whether it is stored in arrays, collections, lists, databases, or Extensible Markup Language (XML) documents. If you’ve had any exposure to SQL statements that fetch information from structured tables in a database, you’ll find that LINQ is similar in many respects.

In this chapter, you’ll learn how to use LINQ to extract data from arrays and ...

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