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Office 2010 Workflow: Developing Collaborative Solutions by Mark J. Collins

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Chapter 12. LINQ to SharePoint

Language Integrated Query (LINQ) is one of the really useful technologies that Microsoft has provided in the .NET platform. It offers a convenient and consistent method for manipulating complex data structures. LINQ to Objects, LINQ to SQL, LINQ to XML, and now LINQ to SharePoint all work the same way; they just work against different types of data sources. If you've used LINQ before, you will really enjoy LINQ to SharePoint; even if you haven't, you'll quickly see just how useful it is.

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This chapter will provide an example of how you can use LINQ to SharePoint, but I won't try to explain LINQ in any depth. If you're new to LINQ, you might want to read a good book on LINQ that covers the fundamentals of the technology. ...

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