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Posted 1 Mar 2010

LINQ to Tree - A Generic Technique for Querying Tree-like Structures

, 4 Mar 2010
This article presents a generic approach to applying LINQ queries to tree like structures. Using T4 templates for code generation, LINQ to VisualTree (WPF), LINQ to WinForms, and LINQ to FileSystem APIs are constructed.
<Window x:Class="LinqToVisualTree.Window1"
    Title="Window1" Height="300" Width="300">
        <SolidColorBrush x:Key="ForegroundBrush" Color="#FFFF0000"/>

        <Grid x:Name="LayoutRoot" Background="White">
                <RowDefinition Height="Auto" />
                <RowDefinition Height="Auto" />

            <TextBox x:Name="TextBoxOne" Text="One" Foreground="{StaticResource ForegroundBrush}" Grid.Row="0" />

            <StackPanel x:Name="StackPanelOne" Grid.Row="1">
                <TextBox x:Name="TextBoxTwo" Text="Two" />

                <Grid x:Name="GridTwo">
                        <RowDefinition Height="Auto" />
                        <RowDefinition Height="Auto" />

                    <TextBox x:Name="TextBoxThree" Text="Two" Grid.Row="0" />

                    <StackPanel x:Name="StackPanelTwo" Grid.Row="1">
                        <TextBox x:Name="TextBoxFour" Text="Two" Foreground="{StaticResource ForegroundBrush}" />

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Colin Eberhardt
Architect Scott Logic
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I am CTO at ShinobiControls, a team of iOS developers who are carefully crafting iOS charts, grids and controls for making your applications awesome.

I am a Technical Architect for Visiblox which have developed the world's fastest WPF / Silverlight and WP7 charts.

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