Chapter 5. Working with XML
After completing this chapter, you’ll be able to:
Describe the basics of XML
Using XML and LINQ to create a query
Save XML data to disk
Read XML data from disk
Create an application that stores user settings using XML
FROM YOUR APPLICATION’S PERSPECTIVE, data is the information created or used by your application, including things such as settings that the user relies on to configure or customize the application, or an external source of information that your application uses. So far, all the applications in this book have relied on short-term data that “evaporates” when the application closes. Most applications also provide long-term data storage, saving users’ information so that the next time they open the application, ...