Microsoft LINQ Using Visual Basic 2008

PT6329
Summary
In this course, youll learn to use the exciting new .NET Framework 3.5 feature, Language Integrated Query (LINQ) to easily create complex data-independent queries. In addition, youll learn about the new language features added to Visual Basic in Visual Studio 2008 in order to make LINQ possible. Youll start by working through a quick overview of LINQ, and how it applies to working with collections of objects, retrieving data stored in SQL Server, and creating XML content. Subsequent topics introduce new LINQ-oriented language features, LINQ to Objects, LINQ to DataSets, LINQ to SQL, LINQ to XML, and LINQ to Entities. By the time youve completed the course, youll have a good understanding of now only how to construct LINQ queries to work with data, but also how to use the features added to Visual Basic that support LINQ.
Prerequisites
This course assumes that students have familiarity with .NET in general, and specifically with programming ADO.NET. The course makes no attempt to explain basic Visual Studio 2008 or .NET Framework concepts, and assumes that the student is at least familiar with all the concepts covered in the Introduction to Programming and Developing Applications with Visual Studio 2008 courses.
Duration
Two days
Topics
  • Introduction to LINQ
  • Language Enhancements for LINQ
  • LINQ to Objects
  • LINQ to SQL
  • More LINQ to SQL
  • LINQ to DataSets
  • LINQ to XML
  • LINQ to Entities

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