LINQ to SQL provides a nice, clean way to model the data
layer of your application. Once you've defined your data model you can
easily and efficiently perform queries, inserts, updates and deletes against
Using the built-in LINQ to SQL designer within Visual Studio
and Visual Web Developer Express you can create and manage your data models for
LINQ to SQL extremely fast. The LINQ to SQL designer also provides a lot
of flexibility that enables you to customize the default behavior and
override/extend the system to meet your specific needs.
In upcoming posts I'll be using the data model we
created above to drill into querying, inserts, updates and deletes
further. In the update, insert and delete posts I'll also discuss how to
add custom business/data validation logic to the entities we designed above to
perform additional validation logic.
Mike Taulty also has a number of great LINQ to SQL videos
that I recommend checking out here. These provide a great way to learn by watching
someone walkthrough using LINQ to SQL in action.
Hope this helps,