Querying in Memory Objects

LINQ to Object’s purpose is querying in-memory collections in a strongly typed fashion using recently added keywords that recall SQL instructions syntax and that are now integrated in the Visual Basic language, allowing the compiler to manage your actions at compile time. Before querying data, you need a data source. For example, imagine you have the following Product class that represents some food products of your company:


Coding Tip: Using Object Initializers

In this chapter and the next ones dedicated to LINQ, you notice that in most cases classes do not implement an explicit constructor. You see the advantages ...

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