Before we take the plunge into more advanced topics such as using managed objects with XSLT style sheets, let’s recap and summarize what we’ve looked at so far in a couple of real-world examples. First we’ll transform a Microsoft ADO.NET DataSet object into a Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) Recordset object. Of course, this transformation will not involve the binary image of the objects, just their XML representation.
Second we’ll look at a Microsoft ASP.NET example to introduce you to the use of a very handy control: the XML Web server control. The XML Web server control is capable of rendering an XML document in the body of a Web page with or without XSLT formatting.