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Linq-To-SQL 2019 and Beyond RRS feed

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  • Hi all,

    I was wondering what the future was for Linq-To-SQL.  Is it something that Microsoft plan to keep around given its popularity?  The company I am currently working for has a data layer that is creaking from technologies almost 15 years old, but their system doesn't really warrant a full on Entity Framework solution.  I've always used Linq-To-SQL in the past with zero issues, but I need to make a case for moving to Linq-To-SQL, which would be blown out of the water if it might be disappearing soon.


    All answers appreciated - something from official channels would be a real benefit!


    Many thanks,
    Chris.

    Monday, January 28, 2019 9:26 AM

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  • Hi cbertrand78,

    Thank you for posting here.

    Since your question is more related to Linq-To-SQL, I will move it to Linq-To-SQL forum for suitable support.

    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=linqtosql&filter=alltypes&sort=lastpostdesc

    The CLR Forum discuss and ask questions about .NET Framework Base Classes (BCL) such as Collections, I/O, Regigistry, Globalization, Reflection. Also discuss all the other Microsoft libraries that are built on or extend the .NET Framework, including Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF), Charting Controls, CardSpace, Windows Identity Foundation (WIF), Point of Sale (POS), Transactions.

    Best Regards,

    Wendy


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    Tuesday, January 29, 2019 7:38 AM
  • Cool - thanks Wendy.
    Tuesday, January 29, 2019 9:02 AM
  • Hi cbertrand78,

    As far as I know, LINQ-To-SQL is a component of .net framework 3.5, based on the following document, I could not find any update about LINQ To SQL in next version of .net framework. 

    https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dotnet/2018/10/04/update-on-net-core-3-0-and-net-framework-4-8/

    Best regards,

    Zhanglong


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    Wednesday, January 30, 2019 1:21 AM
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  • Our product is completely L2S based.  I've been searching for a migration path from L2S to EF but there doesn't seem to be one.

    As far as I know, L2S is not in .Net Core, so we're kind of stuck on .Net framework.  In our case, that's not a problem in the immediate future since we're Windows only, but still it's not a comfortable feeling.

    I do know there are other Linq providers out there but we have never invested enough time to do a thorough migration study.

    Thursday, February 7, 2019 7:24 AM
  • Same question here. Any plan to support L2S in netCore? 
    Friday, March 1, 2019 7:02 AM
  • Its a component added in .NET 3.5. I used it on a few projects when it first came out but stopped using it in favor of Entity Framework when it was released. Now I only use EF Core and Dapper if I have to interface with a database. It is safe to assume that LinqToSql will not be supported in .NET Core. If you are looking for an ORM replacement, use EF Core or a micro ORM like Dapper.

    Friday, April 12, 2019 8:26 PM
  • No, its not even under active development anymore.

    william xifaras

    Thursday, April 18, 2019 12:50 PM
  • But what does it mean when compatibility is maintained to newest SQL Server or other sources? There was a substantial update around 2017 I guess where collections of objects got the plural "s" suffix, which was great. I support the question. I like Linq2SQL very much and would like it to see back again in .NET 5.
    • Edited by FlashBFE Tuesday, June 11, 2019 12:27 PM
    Tuesday, June 11, 2019 12:25 PM