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We will have our second LINQ and C# 3.0 language chat on Thursday, October 20, 2005 at 1pm Pacific Time (GMT - 8:00). Last time we were overwhelmed with 5x as many questions as usual but hope to do better this time.
Overall schedule of MSDN chats is at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/chats/
Here is another FAQ I got about DLinq at PDC. How does DLinq handle changes to objects? How is it similar to or different from ADO.NET DataAdapter?
Here is a quick overview of what goes on under the covers at a conceptual level:
Before objects are modified:
Original values are copied for
Detecting changes; and
At PDC (and before that on ObjectSpaces project), this was a hot discussion topic. What approach is better: attributes or external source like an XML file. I would like to open up this topic beyond the 1:1 conversations at PDC to the blogosphere. I will start with a small backgrounder and you tell us which one makes more sense to you.
Here is another FAQ question that has come up at PDC.
Since DLinq is a part of the next version of ADO.NET, it is natural to ask - is it connected or disconnected? After all, we have talked about connected vs disconnected components in ADO.NET quite a bit. DataReader is connected (you are using the underlying connection while consuming the data) ...