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Building Solutions with the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework: Architecture and Best Practices for Mobile Development by Jon Box, Dan Fox

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Handling XML

As mentioned in the previous chapter, the Compact Framework includes a subset of the support for handling XML found in the desktop Framework within the System.Xml namespace. Particularly, this means that the Compact Framework ships with the System.Xml.Schema and System.Xml.Serialization namespaces (with the most significant omission being the XmlSerializer class), but not the System.Xml.XPath and System.Xml.Xsl namespaces. In addition, although the System.Xml.Schemas namespace is included with its XmlSchemaObject, XmlSchema, and XmlSchemaException classes, these classes are not functional and cannot be used to load, manipulate, and save XML Schema Definition Language (XSD) documents. However, even with these omissions, developers ...

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