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

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Summary

I sense that by now you are chomping at the bit to move on to the next chapter, but before you do I want to remind you of a few things.

First, LINQ is going to change the way .NET developers query data. Vendors will more than likely be lining up to add a "LINQ Compatible" sticker to their products, just like they currently do with XML.

Bear in mind that LINQ is not just a new library to be added to your project. It is a total approach to querying data that comprises several components depending on the data store being queried. At the present time, you can use LINQ to query the following data sources; in-memory data collections using LINQ to Objects, XML using LINQ to XML, DataSets using LINQ to DataSet, and SQL Server databases using ...

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