Thursday, August 30, 2007 6:05 PM
Great product! However, I'm a VB.NET developer and would like to see a VB version. Are there any plans in the works for that?
Thursday, August 30, 2007 7:58 PM
Linq works prefectly with VB.net, as it does with all the other .Net languages.
You can download some sample VB.net code here
Thursday, August 30, 2007 9:45 PM
Some may say that VB does a better job of LINQ since it includes more query expressions natively without having to resort to extension methods: Skip, Take, Sum, Aggregate, Distinct. Also, don't forget VB's support of XML Literals. The VB team has done a great job over the past several months, thanks in part to Beth Massi's hard efforts, of getting materials on line regarding LINQ. Check out their Live from Redmond webcast series (http://blogs.msdn.com/vbteam/archive/2007/04/09/live-from-redmond-webcast-series-beth-massi.aspx), the VB team's blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/vbteam/), and a series of videos on channel 9 (http://channel9.msdn.com/Showforum.aspx?forumid=38&tagid=18). Also, there are a number of VB MVP's that have been contributing to the cause. In particular, see Roger Jennings' http://oakleafblog.blogspot.com/, Bill McCarthy's http://msmvps.com/blogs/bill/Default.aspx. I also focus on LINQ with VB on my blog at http://devauthority.com/blogs/jwooley.
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