Thursday, June 05, 2008

Smuggling a dose of LINQ to the .NET 2.0

As soon as you get hooked on the syntactic sugar like auto properties and object initializers, it is excruciatingly painful to overcome the abstinence returning back in the .NET 2.0. LINQ is even more addictive and it is good to know that there are people around who can supply us with the good stuff if we've found ourselves locked in the Visual Studio 2005 project. LINQBridge seems like a solution. The author is Joseph "C# 3.0 In a Nutshell" Albahary.

P.S. His LINQPad is worth to be looked at too - at least you don't have to fire up a fresh VS2008 project to try LINQ expressions. Would be nice, though, to have an intellisense there.

1 comment:

Chris Barrow said...

This is a sweet deal! LINQ in .NET 2.0. I am currently reviewing LINQ and you know what they say "Once you go LINQ, SQL stinks.". Yes, I made that up all on my own...I'll stick with my day job.

I am also reviewing LINQPad. Apparently, intellisense is on the way in upcoming releases.

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