LINQ Tutorial for Beginners

This LINQ tutorial for beginners and Professionals will guide you to learn LINQ with C# with some real-time examples. Please feel free to ask question, I will keep updating this tutorial with answer of your query.

Learn LINQ in C# with examples

LINQ (Language-Integrated Query) is very powerful query language introduced with .Net 3.5 & Visual Studio 2008. We can use LINQ with C# or Visual Basic to query different data sources like SQL, MySql, Oracle etc.

What is Language Integrated Query?

LINQ stands for Language Integrated Query. LINQ offers easy data access from databases, in-memory objects, XML document and many other data sources.

In this tutorial you will learn how to work with LINQ step by steo using C#, we explain all frequently used LINQ queries with example.

Prerequisites

Before learning LINQ, if you have some basic knowledge of .Net C# and Visual Studio that will be helpful, you may find it easy working with LINQ, if you are completely new to visual studio application development, still you can start, slowly you will get familiar with .net development environment.

Who should read this .Net LINQ Tutorial?

We have designed this linq tutorial for professional developer who wants to learn and implement LINQ in data access layer of their .Net project. If you have basic understanding of writing SQL queries, that will be added advantage, though not necessary.

Why to use LINQ?

While developing any application as a developer we have always encountered problems in querying data in easy way, we had to learn multiple of technologies like SQL, Web Services just to make a single data call.

Now with the help of LINQ we can directly work with data without depending on any other technologies, and also easily can be integrated with all previous technologies.

Namespace required for using LINQ
using System.Linq;
using System.Data.Linq;

LINQ Tutorial in C# with Examples

Learn more about Query expression overview, Language Integrated Query and its new features, and how LINQ can help working with different data source using ado.net and entity framework.