In this LINQ Tutorial article series, I am going to cover all the basic and advanced concepts of LINQ. These LINQ Tutorials are going to explain by using different types of applications which include the console, windows, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Web API by taking some real-time scenarios. As a developer, it is very important to understand LINQ as in most of the real-time application you are going to use LINQ to perform different types of operations.
LINQ stands for Language-Integrated Query and it is a powerful query language which was introduced with .Net 3.5 & Visual Studio 2008. You can use LINQ with C# or VB to query different type of data sources such as SQL, XML, In memory objects, etc.
This Linq Tutorial will start with the basics of Linq and we progress we will also cover the advanced topics. Here we explain each topic with easy to understand explanations, real-time examples, important notes to remember. These Linq tutorials are divided into a series of related topics so that it will good for you to start from a topic which must be understood first, and then gradually you will learn other concepts of LINQ.
These Linq tutorials are designed for beginners as well as professional developers who want to learn LINQ.
What Is LINQ?
The term LINQ stands for Language Integrated Query. Basically, LINQ provides a simple but very effective way to manipulate data from different data sources such as database, XML file or with a simple list of in-memory data.
There are no prerequisites required to learn LINQ as we are going to start from very basics. It is good to have .NET Framework and Visual Studio installed on your computer, as it might assist you in executing the examples yourself and get to know how it works.