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.NET Web Services: Architecture and Implementation by Keith Ballinger

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Chapter 5. XML Serialization with .NET

One of the core pieces of technology in the .NET Framework is XML Serialization. This feature set allows you to manipulate XML in a class-friendly manner, as opposed to using an XML DOM (Document Object Model) or a stream-based parser.

The XML Serializer is the basis for most of the Web service technology in the .NET Framework. The better your understanding of this technology, the more easily you will be able to build advanced Web services (and clients!) with .NET. This chapter surveys the rules and recommendations for using the XML Serialization features of .NET.

Overview

XML Serialization is a misnomer: The term XML Mapping would be more accurate. Why? Simply put, XML Serialization is not designed to serialize ...

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