LINQ to XSD Alpha 0.2

LINQ to XSD Alpha 0.2

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I’m happy to announce that today we are re-releasing the LINQ to XSD Preview Alpha 0.2 for Visual Studio 2008. The previous preview release of LINQ to XSD targeted Beta 1 of Visual Studio 2008 but did not work on later builds. Many of the people who originally downloaded and tried the LINQ to XSD Preview Alpha requested an update for the final release of Visual Studio 2008 – this release is it. You can download it from here.


The LINQ to XSD preview illustrates our initial thinking on a strongly-typed programming experience over LINQ to XML. Instead of working with untyped XML trees, LINQ to XSD allows you to program in terms of strongly-typed classes, generated based on an XSD schema.  The LINQ to XSD project is still incubation, but we are looking at ways to incorporate its functionality into future Visual Studio and .NET Framework releases. We are very much interested in gathering your feedback on the product, so please download it, give it a try, and send us some feedback.


I know it’s taken us a while to get this release out and some of you have been wondering what’s happening with this project. The team has only recently resurfaced from the Visual Studio 2008 release push and has begun looking at how we can take LINQ to XSD forward again. We’re looking forward to getting your feedback on this preview and on our future work on strongly-typed XML programming.


Please send us your comments, questions, and suggestions via the LINQ forum on MSDN:


Shyam Pather

Dev Manager, Data Developer Experience Team
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    How many people in MSFT again? I mean, competent people.

  • Very confusing. Why not rename it?

  • Call the thing alpha 0.21 - what's wrong with you people?

  • Hey,

    I found this great article on Hurricane softwares about XML. It consists of everything a newbie like me to know before diving into XML.

    i hope it will help.


  • I could use it immediately… any idea about release dates?

  • There should be an option to generate objects when a Property get occurs. (Like MS XSDObjectGen).

  • Good things come to those who wait.

    But I'm ready!

    Soon v 1.0

  • Great, but when are you going to release the XML schema designer? How about stopping work on all these peripheral add-ons and releasing one that actually should have come in the RTM of Visual Studio in the first place?

  • It's about time...I too thought that this was abandoned...horay Microsoft!

  • @Matthews: Great Post Matthews. I found the site interesting enough.

    Keep posting!

  • Thanks Johana,

    Here are another few links to use XML with PHP, i found the technique excellent. Why don't you check this out

    I hope it will help.


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