The C# ?? null coalescing operator (and using it with LINQ)
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Published: 20 Sep 2007
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This article examines the usage of ?? null coalescing operator in C# using LINQ.
by Scott Guthrie
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One of the subtle (but cool) language features of C# is the ?? "null coalescing" operator.  This provides a nice, terse way to check whether a value is null, and if so return an alternate value.

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Title: C # Linq   
Name: Faheem
Date: 2009-05-21 7:43:20 AM
say i have 300 xml elements and 250 may or may not have their values in xml file then it will be very tedious for me to write all element name and using ? style as u mention . IS there any method which is universal and easy to use.
Title: ASP .Net   
Name: raja
Date: 2007-10-05 3:36:50 AM
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