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Visual Basic® 2012 Unleashed, Second Edition by Alessandro Del Sole

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Chapter 27. Manipulating XML Documents with LINQ and XML Literals

With the growing diffusion of the Internet during the years, one of the most common needs has been establishing standards for information exchange across computers in different parts of the world. For such an exchange, the XML file format was introduced to provide a unified standard that was specific to structured data. Because of its flexibility, the XML file format became popular among developers, and the .NET Framework has always offered a built-in way for manipulating XML documents: the System.Xml namespace. With the advent of LINQ in Visual Basic 2008, things have been improved. Although the System.Xml namespace ...

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