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Microsoft® .NET XML Web Services Step by Step by Allen Jones, Adam Freeman

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Chapter 11. The DataSet and XML Web Services

In this chapter, you will learn how to:

  • Create a DataSet programmatically

  • Use a DataSet in XML Web services

  • Apply filters to a DataSet

The .NET Framework class library includes the System.Data.DataSet class to represent relational data in memory. A DataSet is typically the result of a SQL database query. If you have used ADO.NET to access a database, you will have encountered the DataSet. However, you might not know that the DataSet has a number of uses outside the world of databases and that XML Web service projects can benefit from the features that the DataSet class provides. In this chapter, we introduce the DataSet class and its relationship with XML Web services. To demonstrate the use of the DataSet ...

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