Today at TechReady I went to the best session of the conference so far. It was delivered by Mitsuru Furuta from Microsoft France who with some interns and help from Corp built a WPF Visual Linq Editor. This addin for Visual Studio is *just fantastic*, it’s extremely powerful for putting queries together very quickly without having to write code.
Now I’ll admit, I’m a newbie to Linq and I’m just trying to get my head around the syntax and how it differs from Stored Procedures and standard SQL (which is my background). VLinq also acts a great learning tool because you can put together queries in the visual editor and behind the scenes it is generating C# code behind that contains your Linq query. I open up the code behind and compare the query to what I created in the visual editor to work out how the syntax of Linq works – very useful.
Mitsuru has the full details on how the project came together and a quick reference guide on how to get started with the tool.
You can download the tool here!
Fantastic work guys!!! :-)
excellent tools for all out there!