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Charlie and Dinesh bring important skills to this project that enable them to show how LINQ works and the practical ways you can use it in your daily development process.”
About the Authors xxix
Chapter 1 Introduction 1
Chapter 2 Getting Started 13
Chapter 3 The Essence of LINQ 39
Chapter 4 C# 3.0 Technical Overview 65
Chapter 5 Writing Query Expressions 129
Chapter 6 Query Operators 175
Chapter 7 A Quick Tour of LINQ to SQL 231
Chapter 8 Reading Objects with LINQ to SQL 247
Chapter 9 Modifying Objects with LINQ to SQL 281
Chapter 10 Using Stored Procedures and Database Functions with LINQ to SQL 319
Chapter 11 Customizing Entity Persistence and Adding Business Logic 337
Chapter 12 LINQ to Entities Overview 349
Chapter 13 LINQ to XML: Creation 369
Chapter 14 Querying and Editing XML 387
Chapter 15 XML Namespaces, Transforms, and Schema Validation 423
Chapter 16 Introduction to LINQ Patterns and Practices 465
Chapter 17 LINQ Everywhere 487
Chapter 18 Conclusion 515
Appendix A Tips for Developers 519