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Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 in C# 2008: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition by Matthew MacDonald

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Chapter 19. XML

XML is woven right into the fabric of .NET, and it powers key parts of ASP.NET. In this chapter, you'll learn why XML comes into play in every ASP.NET web application—whether you realize it or not.

You'll also learn how you can create and read XML documents on your own by using the classes of the .NET library. Along the way, you'll sort through some of the near-hysteric XML hype and consider what practical role XML can play in a web application. You may find that ASP.NET's built-in XML support is all you need and decide you don't want to manually create and manipulate XML data. On the other hand, you might want to use the XML classes to read data created by other applications, or just as a convenient replacement for simple text ...

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