Tutorial :How to see LINQ generated SQL in Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition?


can someone explain me how to check LINQ generated SQL queries in VWD 2008?

I just have not enough time for figuring it out by myself, so any help is appreciated


EDIT: I am using SQL Server 2008, Entity Framework and ASP.NET MVC


Use SQL Server Profiler (free with SQL Server, which you say you already have) or LINQPad.


You could buy Linq to Sql profiler.

It's pretty steep (imo) but looks like a great tool if you can afford it or justify the costs.

There are free ways to do what you ask but I cant remember off the top of my head.

I am assuming you are also using SQL Server Express. Check this thread out. Is there a SQL Server Profiler for SQL Server Express?

Addendum, just noticed you are actually using Linq to Entities. The same guy sells this for that framework.


Sorry for the rather vague options but I hope they help. You orginally said you was pressed for time (before editing) so i helped you do the groundwork for some reasearch.

Note:If u also have question or solution just comment us below or mail us on toontricks1994@gmail.com
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