LINQ to SQL: Changes since Beta 2

Posted 30 November 2007, 10:29 | by | | Perma-link

So, Visual Studio 2008 is now in RTM, which also means that LINQ has moved out of Beta. Yay.

However, I've found some breaking changes between the Beta 2 and RTM bits:

  1. Table<t> no longer has a method Remove() - this has been renamed to DeleteOnSubmit(). This apparently is to "better convey that the updates are deferred until the call to DataContext.SubmitChanges()" (MSDN Forums)
  2. The XML declaration of the .DBML file has changed, in Beta 2 this was:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-16"?>
    In the RTM this has changed to:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    Curiously, this UTF-16 caused VS to complain about unicode support, and wouldn't open the design surface. Changing it to UTF-8 fixed the issue.

I'll post more as I find them.

Filed under: .Net, Fixes, LINQ