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Pro LINQ: Language Integrated Query in C# 2008 by Joseph C. Rattz Jr.

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Summary

At this point, if you came into this chapter without any knowledge of XML, I can only assume you are overwhelmed. If you did have a basic understanding of XML, but not of LINQ to XML, I hope I have made this understandable for you. The power and flexibility of the LINQ to XML API is quite intoxicating.

While writing this chapter and creating the examples, I would find myself lulled into a state of XML euphoria, a state without the underlying desire to avoid using "real" XML, only to find myself back at my day job planning on taking advantage of the simplicity LINQ to XML offers, despite the fact that my work project cannot use it because it has not been released yet. So many times I thought, if I could just use functional construction ...

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