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Applied XML Programming for Microsoft® .NET by Dino Esposito

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The .NET Framework XML API

The essence of XML in the .NET Framework is found in two abstract classes—XmlReader and XmlWriter. These classes are at the core of all other .NET Framework XML classes, including the XMLDOM classes, and are used extensively by various subsystems to parse or generate XML text. For example, ADO.NET data adapters retrieve the data to store in a DataSet object using a database reader, and the DataSet object serializes its contents to the DiffGram format using an XmlTextWriter object, which derives from XmlWriter.

XML readers and writers constitute the primitive I/O functions for XML documents and are used to build more sophisticated functionalities. So overall, you have two possible approaches when it comes to processing ...

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