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Chapter 13. LINQ to XML: Creation

LINQ to XML provides support for querying, creating, and transforming XML documents. XML namespaces are included in the API, as well as support for XML schemas. LINQ to XML stands on its own as a compelling alternative to technologies such as XPath, XQuery, XSLT, and the XML DOM.

Although LINQ to XML is not a small subject, the learning curve is nonetheless gentle. You learned earlier in this book that LINQ has a unified querying model. The skills you learned reading about LINQ to objects and LINQ to SQL also apply to LINQ to XML. This can seem like a minor point at first. It is not. The unified model that allows you to apply a single set of rules to a wide variety of data sources is one of the most valuable ...

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