A set of .NET language-based tools for creating dynamic, reusable CAML query components. CAML.NET leverages the power and flexibility of the .NET Common Language Runtime (CLR) to build CAML queries dynamically in code while preserving the syntactic structure of the native CAML language.
The power of CAML lies in its flexibility, but that flexibility comes at a cost. Typically, the cost is measured in lost productivity because it forces developers to work without the tools they need to ensure their code meets solution requirements. It also makes it difficult to effectively extend the efforts of others through the encapsulation and data abstraction that would be possible with a stronly-typed managed language like C#.
CAML.NET addresses this problem by providing a rich set of static methods for easily expressing CAML queries and a corresponding set of wrapper classes for executing queries and then binding the results to any .Net object or data structure. Using CAML.NET, developers can build reusable query libraries and derive new queries from existing ones, adding value to their teams with each new assignment.