How XML Is Used in ASP.NET
Early on, Microsoft realized the extensive range of capabilities that XML provided and based much of the .NET framework around the XML document structure. ASP.NET uses XML in almost every aspect, from application configuration files to the internal data of ADO.NET datasets; the prevailing use of this technology makes it almost a necessity to know how it is used inside the ASP.NET framework.
Application Configuration with Web.config
One of the first places you’ll see XML at work is in the application configuration file. The Web.config file stores application specific settings using XML, allowing you to tailor an application to your needs through a simple text editor. Through the use of this configuration file, you ...