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Tired of querying in antiquated SQL?

Well, you don't have to!  LINQPad lets you interactively query databases in a modern query language: LINQ.  Kiss goodbye to SQL Management Studio!

LINQPad supports everything in C# 5.0 and Framework 4.x:

And that's not all - there's also specific support for:

LINQPad is also a great way to learn LINQ: it comes loaded with 500 examples from the book, C# 5.0 in a Nutshell.  There's no better way to experience the coolness of LINQ and functional programming.

LINQ is just the beginning

Querying is merely a special case of using LINQPad. More generally, LINQPad is a C#/VB/F# scratchpad that instantly executes any expression, statement block or program with rich output formatting and a wealth of features that "just work". Put an end to those hundreds of Visual Studio Console projects cluttering your source folder and join the revolution of LINQPad scripters, testers, and incremental developers. Reference your own assemblies and NuGet packages. Script in your favorite .NET language with optional autocompletion and the entire .NET Framework at your fingertips. Experience the magic of dynamic development and instant feedback in the ultimate programmer's playground!

Free and light

LINQPad doesn't slow down your computer when you install it, and the standard edition is free! The program is under 5MB, is self-updating, and can run as a standalone executable.

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LINQPad requires .NET Framework 4.0/4.5 (or Framework 3.5 for LINQPad 2.x).

If you have Visual Studio or Visual C# Express, the .NET Framework will already be installed. 


LINQPad standard edition is free to download and use. Autocompletion is an optional extra.

LINQPad is not an open-source product and the source code is protected by standard copyright laws.  Nonetheless, you are free to disassemble the executable to satisfy your curiosity. The author provides no warranties, and accepts no liability for direct or consequential damages. Read full EULA

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This is one of those useful tools you just should always have around and "linqed" to a hotkey” – Rick Strahl, West Wind Technologies

“Fantastic learning tool” – Scott Hanselman, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft

Definitely download and try if you’re working with LINQ or just want a fast code snippet editor” – SQL Server Magazine

It is an amazing tool – it does so much more than I expected and appears to be rock solid” – Eric Nelson, DE Microsoft UK

Coolness factor: 11!” – Guy Barrette, Microsoft Regional Director, Montreal

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