Chapter 8. Working with XML


The eXtensible Markup Language (XML) has seen widespread adoption throughout almost every industry in recent years. Its ability to allow applications to exchange data in a standardized format through web services and XML documents, and its adoption by SQL Server 2005 and most of Microsoft’s new and upcoming applications, make the use of XML almost compulsory when creating applications in the .NET Framework. Whether you’re using XML in your application’s configuration file, consuming or exposing web services, working with XML in SQL Server, or working with datasets, knowing how to ...

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