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Old October 19th, 2011, 01:30 AM
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Hi,
in Beginning....3.5 you introduced Linq 2 Sql and in Beginnning...4.0 Linq 2 EF.
But I wanna ask that what is the difference between 2 from coding or syntax point of view. As all examples in L2S are same in context of L2EF from syntax and coding point of view except for Diagram (.dbml).

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Old October 19th, 2011, 12:16 PM
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Hi there,

That's the cool think about LINQ: once you understand the language, you can use it to query different data sources / data frameworks.

EF is L2S's "bigger brother". It offers a similar approach as L2S does for simple data access, but goes way beyond that. EF is Microsoft's data access technology for the future (at least for now).

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