In the August installment of the Basic Instincts column in MSDN Magazine, Scott Wisniewski provides background on some of the key concepts that drove the design of the Language Integrated Query (LINQ) features introduced in Visual Basic 9.0.

To provide an example of what you can achieve with LINQ, Scott provides a custom query provider that shows how LINQ can be put to use in a real-world applications. Download the sample query provider, or explore the code online.

If you missed our previous coverage of LINQ, check out the article by Kit George and Ting Liang, Unleash The Power Of Query In Visual Studio "Orcas", from the June 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine.

Enjoy!

Terrence Dorsey