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About this Course

This course is intended for serious computer hobbyists, IT students, and IT professionals.

The free online textbook for this course is Sams Teach Yourself Visual Studio .NET 2003 in 21 Days. You should begin by reading the complete Introduction to the book.

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Lesson 12. Accessing XML in .NET

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • What XML is and how it fits into .NET
  • Using the Schema Designer in Visual Studio .NET to create XML schemas
  • Using the XML Editor in .NET to edit XML files
  • Binding schemas to XML files using XML Editor in Visual Studio .NET
  • Validating XML data against an XML schema
  • Using the DataSet to read and write element-based XML data from SQL Server
  • Using the DataReader and the FOR XML AUTO clause in SQL Server to create attribute-based XML files
  • How to read and manipulate XML files using XmlReaders
  • How to read and manipulate XML files using the XML document object model (DOM) classes in .NET
  • Using XPath queries to query nodes in XML files

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Read the Introduction

Reading Assignments

Read the following sections from your free online textbook:

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) What Is XML?
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) XML in .NET
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Using the XML and Schema Designers
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Reading and Writing XML Files

Learning Activities

  1. Use this search box to refine and expand your understanding of new terms and concepts in the reading assignments.

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  2. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Study the Q&A.
  3. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Take the Quiz to test your understanding.
  4. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Complete the hands-on Exercises.
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