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7.4 Conclusion

In this chapter, we looked at LINQ to Datasets, LINQ to Objects, and LINQ to XML, but really we looked at LINQ for the Compact Framework application. We saw how LINQ provides for the manipulation of collections, including filtering, ordering, transforming, merging, and aggregating objects. We saw its benefit in preparing data for data binding, generating property values on the fly, searching for objects whose state has changed, transforming collections in preparation for serialization, and handling application data as XML. LINQ, like the collections that it works on, is everywhere in .NET. Taking advantage of LINQ can help you produce the maximum amount of application functionality from the minimum amount of code.

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