It's offical, Soma annouced on his blog that the 3.5 .Net Framework along with Visual Studio 2008 have shipped. I have been excited by the things coming with this release since PDC 2005 and am glad to finally work the the official bits. I am aware of a couple breaking changes between the Beta 2 and RTM, and will try to keep you updated as I find more items.
The biggest changes to be aware of in regards to LINQ to SQL are the following:
- Open the DBML file as XML and change the UTF encoding from 16 to 8. Otherwise the compiler will complain about the DBML file's format.
- Replace the Add methods with InsertOnSubmit. Likewise, change Remove to DeleteOnSubmit. You may be able to do a global search and replace on this, but be careful not to make changes to any IList object implementations, only LINQ to SQL ones.
There are a couple other minor updates that may catch you off-guard. I'll update you once I've had a chance to play with the final bits.
Crossposted from http://devauthority.com/blogs/jwooley/default.aspx