LINQPad – Query, interactively, SQL Databases with LINQ

LINQPad it’s a tool from Joseph Albahari ( the author of C# 3.0 in a nutshell ) that interactively query SQL Databases with the new query language LINQ.


LINQPad supports LINQ to SQL, LINQ to Objects and LINQ to XML. This tool is also a great method to learn LINQ because it comes preloaded with 200 examples from his book. It’s also a code snippet IDE that instantly execute any C#3.0 or VB9.0 expression or statement block.

LINQPad it’s free and needs no installation. It requires .NET Framework 3.5 and supports SQL Express, SQL 2000, SQL 2005 and (with some limitations) SQL 2008.

Official page of LINQPad