ADO.NET and XML
Extensible markup language (XML) is the new1 universal format for data. XML allows developers to easily describe and deliver rich, structured data from any application in a standard, consistent way. XML does not replace HTML; rather, it is a complementary format. Microsoft is heavily investing in XML—you’ll see XML in versions of SQL Server 2000 and in many of Microsoft’s new applications. But, it’s clear that XML has not stopped its evolutionary process. The “standard” form of XML used in ADOc is no longer used in ADO.NET and I expect further changes as the international standards committees tune and refine XML and its ancillary extensions, such as XSD and XSLT.
KeywordsVisual Studio Calling Application Child Element Public Function Document Object Model
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