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  1. Daniel Plomp
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    Hi telerik,

    I was trying to create a custom module with help of LINQ, but the websites Sitefinity creates are based on .NET 2.0..

    I was wondering if Sitefinity 3.2 will support the LINQ version that comes with VS2008/.NET 3.5?

    Daniel
  2. Grant Means
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    I had success opening the website Sitefinity creates and having VS2008 handle converting it to 3.5.

    I'm also developing modules using LINQ and have run into no issues.

    If you need specifics, let me know.
  3. Tihomir
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    Hi Grant Means,

    We do not use LINQ in the new modules shipped with Sitefinity 3.2 but you should be able to use it for your customization purposes just by following Grant's directions (Thanks Grant!!!).

    All the best,
    Tihomir
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  4. viscious
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    I just wanted to chime in that I have also been using sitefinity with .net 3.5 and linq and have not run into any troubles.
  5. Ric Way
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    Hi Sitefinity team,

    Now that LINQ is here, are there any plans to move away from Nolics?
  6. Rebecca
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    Hello Ric Way,

    As it seems LINQ is becoming the dominant technology and the design of Sitefinity allows us to change the data access layer fairly easy, we are seriously considering moving to Entity Framework in the near future. We won't do that all at once, though.   

    Here is some more. LINQ to Entity is a LINQ driver for ADO.Net Entity Framework. Entity Framework, on the other hand is another layer of abstraction and does not represent actual data. It will rely on drivers on its turn for actual data. Unlike LINQ to SQL, where objects directly map to database tables, an Entity can consist of several tables or parts of tables. EF will be database independent but will have built-in support for SQL Server.

    Greetings,
    Rebecca
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  7. Gabe Sumner
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    FWIW, I would highly favor transitioning to LINQ.

    Nolics suffers from little documentation, zero public forums, and a non-existent community.  These 3 things make it hard to "help yourself" when encountering a problem.

    It has a lot of neat features, but I have personally abandoned it.   At the very least, public forums would help.   :(

    Gabe
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  8. Zack
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    As a customer, I WHOLEHEARTEDLY support the notion of migrating Sitefinity to Entity Framework.  I think it would be a VERY wise decision.
  9. Daniel Plomp
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    I'd like to see it as well!
  10. Stephen
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    I am an evaluating user and no provider for EF4 is a deal breaker.

    SJB
  11. Georgi
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    Hello,

    Guys, I suggest you try the 4.0 beta release. It has these goodness. LINQ can both be used with the Native and the Fluent API.

    Regards,
    Georgi
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