The Wayward WebLog

Oh, what a tangled web

August, 2007

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    LINQ: Building an IQueryable Provider - Part VI

    So, again you thought I was done with this series, that I've given up and moved on to greener pastures. You think that since Select works wonderfully that that's all you need to know to make your own IQueryable provider? Ha! There's loads more to know. And, by the way, Select is still broken. ...
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    LINQ: Building an IQueryable Provider - Part V

    Over the past four parts of this series I have constructed a working LINQ IQueryable provider that targets ADO and SQL and has so far been able to translate both Queryable.Where and Queryable.Select standard query operators. Yet, as big of an accomplishment that has been there are still a few gaping holes and I’m not talking about other missing operators like OrderBy and Join. I’m talking about huge conceptual gaffs that will bite anyone that strays from my oh-so-ideally crafted demo queries. ...
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    LINQ: Building an IQueryable Provider - Part IV

    I just could not leave well enough alone. I had the crude LINQ provider working with just a translation of the Where method into SQL. I could execute the query and convert the results into my objects. But that’s not good enough for me, and I know it’s not good enough for you. You probably want to see it all; the transformation of a little sample program into a full-fledged working ORM system. Well, I’m probably not going to do that. However, I still think there’s a lot of common ground I can cover, that you can make use of in your provider, by showing you how I’m going to implement Select. ...
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    LINQ: Building an IQueryable Provider - Part III

    Part III? Wasn’t I done in the last post? Didn’t I have the provider actually working, translating, executing and returning a sequence of objects? Sure, that’s true, but only just so. The provider I built was really fragile. It only understood one major query operator and a few minor ones like comparison, etc. However, real providers are going to have to deal with many more operators and complicated interactions between them. For example, that provider did not even let you project the data into new shapes. How one goes about doing that is non-obvious. ...
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