Table of contents for LINQ pocket reference / Joseph Albahari and Ben Albahari.


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Getting Started                                      1
Lambda Queries                                       4
Chaining Query Operators                         4
Composing Lambda Expressions                     6
Natural Ordering                                 9
Other Operators                                  9
Comprehension Queries                               10
Iteration Variables                             12
Query Syntax Versus SQL Syntax                  13
Query Syntax Versus Lambda Syntax               13
Mixed Syntax Queries                            14
Deferred Execution                                  15
Reevaluation                                    16
Outer Variables                                 17
How Deferred Execution Works                    17
Chaining Decorators                             19
How Queries Are Executed                        20
Subqueries                                          22
Subqueries and Deferred Execution               25
Composition Strategies                            25
Progressive Query Building                     25
The into Keyword                               27
Wrapping Queries                               28
Projection Strategies                             30
Object Initializers                            30
Anonymous Types                                30
The let Keyword                                32
Interpreted Queries                               33
How Interpreted Queries Work                   35
AsEnumerable                                   38
LINQ to SQL                                       40
LINQ to SQL Entity Classes                     40
DataContext                                    42
Automatic Entity Generation                    45
Associations                                   45
Deferred Execution with LINQ to SQL            47
Data LoadOptions                               48
Updates                                        50
Building Query Expressions                        52
Delegates Versus Expression Trees              53
Expression Trees                               55
Query Operator Overview                           59
Filtering                                         62
Where                                          63
Take and Skip                                  65
TakeWhile and SkipWhile                        65
Distinct                                       66
Projecting                                       66
Select                                        67
SelectMany                                    72
Joining                                           82
Join and GroupJoin                            83
Ordering                                         92
OrderBy, OrderByDescending, ThenBy, ThenByDescending 92
Grouping                                         95
GroupBy                                       96
Set Operators                                   100
Concat and Union                             100
Intersect and Except                         100
Conversion Methods                              101
OfType and Cast                              101
ToArray, ToList, ToDictionary, ToLookup      103
AsEnumerable and AsQueryable                 104
Element Operators                               104
First, Last, Single                          105
ElementAt                                    106
DefaultifEmpty                               107
Aggregation Methods                             107
Count and LongCount                          107
Min and Max                                  108
Sum and Average                              109
Aggregate                                    110
Quantifiers                                     111
Contains and Any                             111
All and SequenceEqual                        112
Generation Methods                              112
Empty                                        112
Range and Repeat                             113
LINQ to XML                                     113
Architectural Overview                       114
X-DOM Overview                                  115
Loading and Parsing                          117
Saving and Serializing                       118
Instantiating an X-DOM                          118
Functional Construction                      119
Specifying Content                           120
Automatic Deep Cloning                       121
Navigating/Querying an X-DOM                    122
Child Node Navigation                        122
Parent Navigation                            126
Peer Node Navigation                         127
Attribute Navigation                         128
Updating an X-DOM                               128
Simple Value Updates                         128
Updating Child Nodes and Attributes          129
Updating Through the Parent                  130
Working with Values                             133
Setting Values                               133
Getting Values                               133
Values and Mixed Content Nodes               135
Automatic XText Concatenation                136
Documents and Declarations                         136
XDocument                                      136
XML Declarations                               139
Names and Namespaces                              140
Specifying Namespaces in the X-DOM             142
The X-DOM and Default Namespaces               143
Prefixes                                       145
Projecting into an X-DOM                          147
Eliminating Empty Elements                     149
Streaming a Projection                         150
Transforming an X-DOM                          151



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Microsoft LINQ, C♯ (Computer program language)Microsoft , NET Framework, Query languages (Computer science)