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Programming With XML Using Visual Basic 9.0
Programming with XML has traditionally been done using the DOM API, XSLT and XPath. Using this approach, the developer not only needs to understand XML, but also needs to become proficient in these additional technologies in order to be productive. Visual Basic 9.0 provides an alternative to the traditional approach through the implementation of the new LINQ to XML (formerly known as XLinq) features and incorporating XML literals and “axis” properties that simplify accessing and navigating XML structures. One of these new features, specifically XML literals, is unique to the Visual Basic language in Visual Studio 2008 and provides a distinctive approach to programming with XML. In addition, enhanced user experience and debugging support within Visual Studio helps improve a developer’s productivity while working with XML. In these videos, using a realistic application, we will look at the new features and capabilities available in Visual Basic 9.0 that relate to programming with XML.
Type: XML.NET #Views: 1449 Category: Article
eXml - extended ASP.NET XML Web server control v1.0 released
eXml is a free open-source ASP.NET 2.0 Web server control extending and improving standard ASP.NET XML Web server control. eXml Web server control uses new .NET 2.0 XSLT processor - XslCompiledTransform class to perform XSL transformations thus providing in average 400% performance boost and improved standard compliance. Additionally eXml Web server control provides built-in support for 70+ EXSLT extension functions, XML Inclusions (XInclude) 1.0, friendly XML rendering, XML processng instruction, embedded stylesheets and conditional whitespace stripping.
Type: XML.NET #Views: 3304 Category: Article
SQL Server 2005 Provides True Integration of XML Data
The introduction of a native XML data type in SQL Server 2005 means that SQL Server will truly support XML. SQL Server 2005 lets you integrate XML data with other data in a relational database, which will provide tremendous flexibility.
Type: XML.NET #Views: 2708 Category: Article
Yukon’s XML Data Type
Roll out the red carpet! Yukon's on its way, bringing great news for XML users: an xml data type that brings better functionality than any earlier SQL Server release
Type: XML.NET #Views: 1552 Category: Article
Inferring Schemas from Well-Formed XML Documents with Whidbey Beta 2
Radhakrishnan Srikanth explains how to infer and tune schemas starting from XML documents. The Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 release of the System.XML Schema Inference API is used to illustrate how to automatically infer a schema from an XML instance document.
Type: XML.NET #Views: 1458 Category: Article
XML Data-Binding Powers Up in ASP.NET 2.0
In ASP.NET 2.0, the new XmlDataSource control greatly simplifies binding XML sources to controls, letting you display hierarchical XML data easily. It even leverages XSLT, XPath, and caching, eliminating much manual coding.
Type: XML.NET #Views: 2883 Category: Article
Learn to Use the New XML Encryption Class in .NET 2.0
XML is the most popular technology for structuring data. Encryption of XML data is crucial to ensure end-to-end security for applications that require secure exchange of structured data. .NET 2.0 provides simple mechanisms to encrypt and decrypt data, thereby enabling security of your data.
Type: XML.NET #Views: 2612 Category: Article
Secrets of the System.Xml.Schema Namespace
Dare Obasanjo provides examples of lesser-known class functionality in System.Xml.Schema namespaces.
Type: XML.NET #Views: 1483 Category: Article
XML file/stream processing
Process an xml file or stream; read group & attribute values; write & delete grps, attribs, values & comments.
Type: XML.NET #Views: 2907 Category: Article
The XmlTreeView adds a range of useful features to the standard TreeView for working with XML.
Type: XML.NET #Views: 1501 Category: Article
XmlConfigMerge - Merge config file settings
Supports merging of .config file settings, such as in a push to staging-server deployment environment. Also supports xpath updates. Class Library and Console app provided.
Type: XML.NET #Views: 1455 Category: Article
Building Smart Client using .NET
A Smart Client is an application that uses local processing, consumes XML Web Services and can be deployed and updated from a centralized server.
Type: XML.NET #Views: 1069 Category: Article
.NET framework hailed as platform for XML
Microsoft's .NET framework provides a multilayered application development platform ideal for building XML-based Web services, a Microsoft engineer emphasized during a keynote presentation at the Software Development Conference and Expo on Wednesday.
Type: XML.NET #Views: 663 Category: Article
XML in .NET: Object Serialization
One of the more powerful facilities of the .NET framework is its capability to store and retrieve object state from XML in a process called XML object serialization. In this article, Dale Michalk shows how to use this to parse and create XML documents with ease and minimal coding.
Type: XML.NET #Views: 740 Category: Article
XML in .NET: The DOM Interface
In this article, Dale Michalk focuses on the Document Object Model (DOM) API for XML information processing. Most programmers have become accustomed to this model while using XML parsers such as MXSML.
Type: XML.NET #Views: 669 Category: Article
Standards for Service-Oriented Architecture
XML and Web services are emerging as the platform for service-oriented architecture (SOA), both for intra- and inter-enterprise communication. As the first Java integrated development environment (IDE) for both authoring and consuming SOA, WebLogic Workshop inherently pushed the envelope with proprietary innovations. Since then, BEA has delivered on the promise of investment protection for these innovations via mechanisms ranging from open standards to open source. BEA's commitment to investment protection frees developers to take advantage of its cutting-edge productivity and integration features without fear of vendor lock-in. Let's take a look at the key SOA-based innovations in Workshop and how investment is protected in each case.
Type: XML.NET #Views: 683 Category: Article
InfoPath: Closing the Circuit on XML Transport
XML is the preferred way of transporting data from one system to another because it represents the structure and relationships of data elements without regard for presentation. XML has become the standard method for transporting data and has consequently driven the evolution of other technologies in recent years. Web services use HTTP/XML to request services and receive results. Databases support direct input and output of XML. XPath supports XML queries, and XSLT controls the visual presentation of XML data.
Type: XML.NET #Views: 670 Category: Article
A Standards-based Look at XAML's Features
Microsoft's Longhorn will introduce XAML, an application development framework for Web and Windows apps. But just how different is XAML from the already-available public standards set by the W3C?
Type: XML.NET #Views: 627 Category: Article
Using the AdRotator Web Control in ASP.NET
By far one of the easiest web controls to implement into a website, the AdRotator is a great introduction into plugging a control into your site, as well as a good introduction for those of you who have little experience with XML. From start to finish, it took me about 10 minutes to have rotating ads on the bottom of all my pages, with the ability to show certain ads more often than others. There are two steps to using the AdRotator on your page: creating an instance of the AdRotator web control on the page and creating the advertisement xml file.
Type: XML.NET #Views: 905 Category: Article
Load XML Fragments
There are many situations where you might find yourself holding an XmlReader that contains XML fragments representing data rows or pieces of an XML document. One of the most common is if you perform a query against SQL Server with a FOR XML clause. Another might be if you get that row set from a Web services call. Unless you just rip through the nodes in a forward-only, read-only, node-level manner, you will probably want to get that data in a more usable form for you application. You may want to get the data into an XmlDocument so that you can work with it using the XML Document Object Model (DOM), or you may want to get it into a DataSet so that you can easily data-bind against it. You may want to do both - be able to run XPath queries against the data, and data-bind to a grid in the UI.
Type: XML.NET #Views: 777 Category: Article
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