Day 7. XML and the DataSet
Today's discussion will bring us to the end of Week 1 and complete our look at the first of the two major components of ADO.NET, the DataSet. Although you've seen glimpses of how the DataSet is based on XML, today you'll go deeper and explore how XML can be read from, defined, loaded to, and synchronized with a DataSet object using its various methods and properties.
If you aren't familiar with XML, I recommend you pick up a copy of Sams Teach Yourself XML in 21 Days, Second Edition by Devan Shepherd and take a look at the XML tutorials and FAQs at http://msdn.microsoft.com/xml. Today's lesson assumes a basic understanding of XML.
As mentioned on Day 1, “ADO.NET in Perspective,” the widespread adoption of XML for ...