LINQ to SQL
LINQ to SQL provides a means for managing relational data as objects while retaining the ability to query that data. This Drill covers a number of techniques needed to use LINQ to SQL effectively, including retrieving data, CRUD operations, and optimization.
This Drill is for developers who want to be able to use the LINQ to SQL functionality available in .NET Framework 3.5.
What you'll learn
You’ll be able to use LINQ to SQL to manage relational data as objects, and perform database operations through a LINQ to SQL data context. You’ll also be able to optimize LINQ to SQL, and use it against existing stored procedures.
What you need to know
We assume that you’re already familiar with the concepts of programming and with previous versions of the Visual Studio environment. For this particular drill, you’ll also need to be comfortable with Visual C#, as well as SQL Server. Although not essential, knowledge of data binding techniques in Windows or web applications would also be useful.