LINQ is an innovational introduction in Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework that bridges the gap between the world of objects and the world of data. This article describes about the basic over view of LINQ or Introduction of LINQ. Summery of the article:
- What is LINQ?
- History of LINQ
What is LINQ?
LINQ stands for Language Integrated Query. It is a programming model. It is collection of standard query operators that provides the query facilities into .NET framework language (like C#, VB). It is the composition of general purpose standard query operators that allows working with data.
In Visual Studio we can write LINQ queries in C# or Visual Basic with SQL Server databases, ADO.NET Datasets, XML documents, and any collection of objects that supports IEnumerable or the generic IEnumerable interface. LINQ support ADO.NET Entity Framework. LINQ providers are now updating to support web services and other relational database system.
History of LINQ
At November 19, 2007 LINQ was released with .NET Framework 3.5.
Bye using LINQ we can easily perform CRUD operations. That’s all about LINQ or Language Integrated Query.