Getting Started with LINQ to XML

Getting Started with LINQ to XML


LINQ is an acronym which stands for Language Integrated Query. This new technology comes built into the .NET Framework 3.5 and can be used with any of the different languages that run under .NET. This means that, when using the features provided by LINQ, the developer now has the capability to query different types of data structures with a SQL-like query language that is native to the source code. Using LINQ, the developer can write a compact query expression that can be applied to all in-memory information.

When you program with XML, your primary focus is usually on XML elements and perhaps on attributes. In LINQ to XML, you can work directly with XML elements and attributes. For example, you can create XML elements without using a document object at all. This simplifies programming when you have to work with fragments of XML trees.


Marcellus Duffy Microsoft Certified Trainer, Microsoft Certified Solution Developer, and Microsoft Certified Product Specialist Marcellus Duffy is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, Microsoft Certified Solution Developer, and a Microsoft Certified Product Specialist with fourteen years of experience as a technology consultant and six years of experience as a trainer. He has done technical reviews on material for Wiley and Microsoft, and authored a number of SharePoint and .Net courses. Marcellus graduated from Saint Louis University Summa Cum Laude as a member of the Golden Key Honor Society, Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society, and Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society with a BS in computer science.
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10 Dec 2008
10 Dec 2008
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