Do you know LINQPad? It's a really simple but great tool for testing LINQ queries. Not only that, but it can be used to test all kinds of C# and VB code snippets.
Another great thing about LINQPad is that it comes with code samples. Until now the integrated code samples came from the C# 3.0 in a Nutshell book. Joe Albahari, author of LINQPad and C# 3.0 in a Nutshell, has opened LINQPad so that code samples from other books can be integrated into LINQPad. Thanks Joe for this opportunity!
We worked with Joe to integrate LINQ in Action's code samples into LINQPad. The result is that in addition to being available as Visual Studio solutions and projects, you can now run our code samples directly from LINQPad. This makes it very easy to explore LINQ's features with instant "code and play".
To install LINQ in Action's code samples in LINQPad, all you have to do is click on the "Download more samples..." link:
You'll see LINQ in Action proposed as one of the LINQPad-enabled books (the only one at the moment, in fact):
Once you've clicked on "Download full code listings into LINQPad", you should see the C# and VB samples grouped by chapter:
Currently, chapters 1 to 8 are available. We'll integrate the remaining code samples soon.
Have fun with LINQ!
Cross-posted from http://linqinaction.net