Cool LINQ Utility

LINQ, Visual Studio
Like a lot of you out there, I've been spending a bit of time learning the new Language Integrated Query (LINQ) features available in the .NET Framework 3.5 (still in beta).  LINQ provides some very powerful capabilities for querying not only databases but other data types as well (e.g. XML, .NET collections, arrays, etc.).  Although the syntax is similar to SQL, it is not exactly the same which offers a bit of a learning curve. I came across a utility called LINQPad a few days ago that has been helping me get over the learning curve with LINQ.  This utility offers functionality similar to the query functionality in SQL Enterprise Manager.  You create ad-hoc queries using the LINQ syntax and view the results in a hierarchical format (where applicable). There…
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