Since its release in November 2007 Language Integrated Query (LINQ) has become an instant success amongst the .NET programming community. Its ability to allow programmers to interact with their databases in a similar manner to that with which they interact with their code has simplified architectures, speeded development, and increased productivity. It is being adopted at a rapid rate and – as part of Microsoft’s core architecture – will continue to be adopted well into the future.
This book is a translation of Apress’ market-leading ‘Pro LINQ in C# 2008’ that is being produced specifically for the Visual Basic (VB) programming community. It is not a direct copy of the C# edition, but has been tailored to the VB language and covers functionality that differs, or was not available, to the C# programmer. This makes it unique in this market place. It is being revised by Joseph C. Rattz, Jr., the author of the C# edition, with the assistance of Dennis Hayes, a Visual Basic specialist.