Exploring LinqDataSource Control in ASP.NET - Part 2

Ever since the evolution of the .NET Framework, there were always attempts being made to simplify the data access. Although the data source controls in the earlier versions of the framework provided data access and retrieval operations, there were also certain complexities involved in using the controls. LinqDataSource has brought us a much elegant and simplistic approach to perform insertions, deletions, updates and selection operations against your data model. The amount of code is greatly reduced while working with the LinqDataSource control since it provides an easy approach in configuring your data access mechanism, also simplifying the usage of standard ASP.NET web controls within the data columns of your data controls. Altogether, this control is closely integrated with the LINQ itself and hence proves to be a better choice when working with LINQ data models.

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Joydip Kanjilal

Joydip Kanjilal is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in ASP.NET, Speaker and Author of several books and articles. He has more than 16 years of industry experience in IT with more than 10 years in Microsoft .NET and its related technologies. He was selected as MSDN Featured Developer of the Fortnight (MSDN) a number of times and also as Community Credit Winner at several times. He is also certified by Brainbench in ASP.NET 4 and .NET Framework 4.

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