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

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In Brief

  • The .NET Compact Framework DataSet supports a variety of methods to load and save the contents of a DataSet in XML format.

  • The .NET Compact Framework DataSet supports the standard XML format extensively, but only supports DiffGrams well enough to enable passing DataSet in Web Services calls.

  • XML data can be loaded into a DataSet in a variety of ways, such as from a file or a stream. There are multiple methods in the DataSet for loading XML data depending on the source of the data.

  • A unique way to transmit a DataSet in XML format between two devices is by using the devices' infrared port. The IrDAClient class makes this possible.

  • If XML describing a DataSet lacks schema information, the DataSet can infer the structure of the relational data, ...

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