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Sams Teach Yourself Visual C#® 2010 in 24 Hours by Scott Dorman

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Hour 14. Working with XML

Although working with text files is common and made easier through the classes provided by the System.IO namespace, these classes do not enable you to easily work with and manipulate structured text in the form of XML. XML, which stands for Extensible Markup Language, is a simple and flexible text format that enables the exchange of data in a platform-independent manner.

The use of XML as a data exchange format is prevalent not just in the .NET Framework, but in other Microsoft products as well. The .NET Framework uses it for web services through SOAP and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), ...

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