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Microsoft® .NET Compact Framework Kick Start by Ronnie Yates, Erik Rubin

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XML and the .NET Compact Framework DataSet

The DataSet provides a powerful means of manipulating caches of relational data in memory. A DataSet can be populated programmatically, as shown in Chapter 6, “ADO.NET on the .NET Compact Framework.” It can also be populated by connecting to a SQL CE or desktop SQL server or by loading XML data that describes the contents of a DataSet into the DataSet. Because the DataSet can save itself as XML and load a DataSet description from XML, it is the only complex class in the .NET Compact Framework that is serializable by using only one or two lines of code.

There are two forms of XML data to and from which the .NET Compact Framework DataSet can be saved. The standard XML format can describe DataSets with ...

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