New "Orcas" Language Feature: Lambda Expressions
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by Scott Guthrie
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What are Lambda Expressions?

C# 2.0 (which shipped with VS 2005) introduced the concept of anonymous methods, which allow code blocks to be written "in-line" where delegate values are expected.

Lambda Expressions provide a more concise, functional syntax for writing anonymous methods.  They end up being super useful when writing LINQ query expressions - since they provide a very compact and type-safe way to write functions that can be passed as arguments for subsequent evaluation.


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