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Pro C# 2008 and the .NET 3.5 Platform, Fourth Edition by Andrew Troelsen

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Chapter 24. Programming with the LINQ APIs

Now that you have spent the previous two chapters examining the ADO.NET programming model, we are in a position to return to the topic of Language Integrated Query (LINQ). Here, you will begin by examining the role of LINQ to ADO.NET. This particular term is used to describe two related facets of the LINQ programming model, specifically LINQ to DataSet and LINQ to SQL. As you would expect, these APIs allow you to apply LINQ queries to relational databases and ADO.NET DataSet objects.

The remainder of this chapter will examine the role of LINQ to XML. This aspect of LINQ not only allows you to extract data from an XML document using the expected set of query operators, but also enables you to load, save, ...

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