Beginning XML with C# 2008 focuses on XML and how it is used within .NET 3.5. As you’d expect of a modern application framework, .NET 3.5 has extensive support for XML in everything from data access to configuration, from raw parsing to code documentation. This book demystifies all of this. It explains the basics of XML as well as the namespaces and objects you need to know in order to work efficiently with XML. You will see clear, practical examples that illustrate best practices in action. With this book, you’ll learn everything you need to know from the basics of reading and writing XML data to using the DOM, from LINQ and SQL Server integration to SOAP and web services.
What you’ll learn
- The basics of XML in .NET 3.5
- Validating and transforming XML
- Using XML with LINQ
- Integrating with ADO.NET, SQL Server, and WCF
- Configuring the .NET Framework with XML
Who is this book for?
Developers wanting to use XML in the .NET Framework
About the Apress Beginning Series
The Beginning series from Apress is the right choice to get the information you need to land that crucial entry–level job. These books will teach you a standard and important technology from the ground up because they are explicitly designed to take you from “novice to professional.” You’ll start your journey by seeing what you need to know—but without needless theory and filler. You’ll build your skill set by learning how to put together real–world projects step by step. So whether your goal is your next career challenge or a new learning opportunity, the Beginning series from Apress will take you there—it is your trusted guide through unfamiliar territory!
About the Author
Bipin Joshi has been programming since 1995 using a variety of tools and technologies including C, C++, Clipper, FoxPro, VB, COM, and ASP before embracing the .NET platform in 2000. Bipin is the webmaster of two popular web sites: www.dotnetbips.com and www.binaryintellect.net. In addition, he is the coauthor of several well–received .NET 1.1 and .NET 2.0 titles and is a Microsoft MVP with MCT and MCAD certification.