In this chapter, you got a taste of ASP.NET’s XML features. The class libraries for interacting with XML are available to any .NET application, whether it’s a Windows application, a web application, or a simple command-line tool. They provide one of the most fully featured toolkits for working with XML and other standards such as XPath, XML Schema, and XSLT.

XML is a vast topic, and there is much more to cover, such as advanced navigation, search and selection techniques, validation, and serialization. If you want to learn more about XML in .NET, you may want to refer to Pro .NET XML (Apress,2005). But remember that you should use XML only where it’s warranted. XML is a great tool for persisting file-based data in a readable format and for sharing information with other application components and services. However, it doesn’t replace the core data management techniques you’ve seen in previous chapters.


XPath Expression Stream Object Namespace Prefix Object Sender Private Void 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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