Using the XmlReader Classes

Classes for reading XML documents encapsulate functionalities used by applications for connecting to and reading data from XML documents. The functionalities work very similarly to those that retrieve data from a database (the database server returns a pointer of the cursor's object, which contains all requested data and allows access to this data). Clients of XML readers take a pointer to the reader's instance that is independent from the structure of the data stream that should be processed. The reader encapsulates the processed stream as an XML tree. Methods of the reader's classes enable you to move through nodes of XML (instead of moving from byte to byte, as it implemented in the simple streams). From the XML ...

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