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  • Downloading Sample Databases (LINQ to SQL)
    Get scripts for creating the Northwind and pubs sample databases for use with SQL Server 2000 and MSDE 2000.
  • Visual LINQ Query Builder
    Visual LINQ Query Builder is an add-in to Visual Studio 2008 Designer that helps you visually build LINQ to SQL queries.

  • LINQ to SQL templates for T4
    Templates replicating the functionality of the SQLMetal and the LINQ to SQL classes designer code-generators for both C# and VB.Net requiring just Visual Studio 2008.

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MVC + Code-First + Azure Part 2: Deployment
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MVC + Code-First + Azure Part 1: Local Development
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Wednesday, Apr 13 dpblogs
Data Access Guidance
When considering how your application will connect to a data source, there’s a variety of tech... more
Wednesday, Sep 29 dpblogs
Update on LINQ to SQL and LINQ to Entities Roadmap
Since the release of LINQ to SQL and the Entity Framework, many questions have been raised about the... more
Wednesday, Oct 29 dpblogs


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LINQ to SQL Resources and Community

System.Linq.Dynamic Error An item with the same key has already been added
Hello, I have a program in which I use System.Linq.Dynamic and pass a string of parameters into the ... more
Thursday, Feb 4
How to use connexion string in a file and not in the application
Hello everybody, I'm sorry for my english, I'm a french guy. I have made a lot of application using... more
Wednesday, Feb 3
INF - Looking for full T-SQL like api/toolkit that does not require a database and/or works with Datasets
Please help, After much investigation and use of Lync over the years, it simple is not useable to so... more
Wednesday, Jan 27
HOWTO Specify Lync/DataSet columns/table in select and order-by from a string.
Please help, How can one specify the "select" and "order-by" columns and the tab... more
Tuesday, Jan 26

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