The System.Xml.Linq Namespace
System.Xml.Linq namespace exposes objects for creating, reading, and manipulating XML documents. All objects inherit from
System.Xml.Linq.XObject. Table 27.1 summarizes and describes available objects.
You create an XML document declaring an instance of the
Dim myDocument As New XDocument
When you have the instance, you can add all acceptable objects mentioned in Table 27.1. The first required element is the XML declaration that can be added as follows and that is mandatory: