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WCF 4.0 Multi-tier Services Development with LINQ to Entities by Mike Liu

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Extension methods

Extension methods are static methods that can be invoked using the instance method syntax. In effect extension methods make it possible for us to extend existing types and constructed types with additional methods.

For example, we can define an extension method as follows:

    public static class MyExtensions
    {
        public static bool IsCandy(this Product p)
        {
            if (p.ProductName.IndexOf("candy") >= 0)
                return true;
            else
                return false;
        }
    }

In this example the static method, IsCandy, takes a this parameter of Product type and searches for the word, candy, inside the product name. If it finds a match it assumes this is a candy product and returns true. Otherwise it returns false, meaning this is not a candy product.

Because all extension methods ...

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