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Sams Teach Yourself ADO.NET in 24 Hours by Paul Bertucci, Jason Lefebvre

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Reading XML

Because XML is simply text, it can be read from a file, string, or stream using any data access method you're familiar with. To make life easier, the DataSet object can work with XML data directly, saving you the trouble of writing the code necessary to read from the XML text file or stream manually.

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