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A Programmer's Guide to .NET by Alexei Fedorov

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14.1. System.Xml namespace

XML support in the Microsoft .NET Framework is implemented in the System.Xml namespace (which can be found in the System.XML.dll assembly) and its secondary namespaces. The System.Xml namespace contains the core XML classes necessary to read and write XML documents and map the documents to the document object model (DOM). The most important classes found in the System.Xml namespace are the following.

  • XmlTextReader This class represents a reader that provides fast, non-cached forward-only access to XML data.

  • XmlTextWriter This class represents a writer that provides a fast non-cached forward-only way of generating streams or files containing XML data that conforms to the W3C XML 1.0 specification.

  • XmlDocument This ...

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