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DotNetNuke Linq to Sql Model Adapter

Brandon Haynes has created a Linq to SQL adapter that works with the database owner and the object qualifier setting in DotNetNuke. Previously this was impossible. I have to admit I kinda begged him to release this to the community and he agreed. He has a project on CodePlex (and the DNN Forge):

And he has a 2 blog posts:

So using this code and code from LinqPrep (to automatically add the keys to the web.config to support LInq to SQL) you can now use Linq to SQL (and Linq to Entities) in your commercial DotNetNuke modules in DNN4. DNN5 does not need LinqPrep because the functionality to support Linq to SQL is already built in.

You can show your appreciation to Brandon by providing your feedback on his site or on the CodePlex project site.


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