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  • Microsoft XML Team's WebLog

    LINQ to XML in action

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    We're starting to see some real applications that demonstrate how easy it is to use LINQ to XML (I'm just gonna keep abbreviating it "XLinq") to get real XML work done without too much sweat or tears. One from a team member is Eric White's Parsing WordML...
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    Rounding up some XML Team new blogs and posts

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    You've seen Ralf Lämmel's post starting a series about our research and prototyping efforts to improve support for typed XML programming. You might also wish to keep track of Ralf's weblog which will talk about these efforts in more detail as well as...
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    Typed XML programmer -- Where do you want to go tomorrow?

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    This post starts a series (of blog posts) on what I would like to call “ T yped XML programming ”. The overall goal of the series is to engage in a discussion on requirements, scenarios and priorities around typed XML programming. The first post sets...
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    DonXML has built a really cool tool called XPathmania

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    Check out this screen shot of an XPath Tool Window running inside Visual Studio 2005 that executes XPath queries against your current XML document window. DonXML as written a nice intro to how it works on his website and has posted the installer and source...
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    VB 9.0 Xml: Improvements to global Xml namespaces

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    Global Xml namespaces in VB 9.0 provide the ability to create alias for Xml namespace that can be used in the Xml axis properties and in the Xml literals. The following is an example from my previous post : Imports ns = " http://www.w3.org/1999...
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    Creating documents over a subtree

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    After my TLC session on XML Tools in Visual Studio a gentleman came up to me and asked me a question. He said that he deals with XML coming over the pipe and their usually isn’t an end-of-file character at the end of his email document. He was trying...
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    Harvesting some LINQ links

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    This post summarizes some things we've noted in tracking the reaction to XLinq in the press and blogosphere, and points to some resources we've discovered along the way. One thing we've noted in the LINQ forum and elsewhere is that people seem to think...
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    What's New in the XLinq CTP?

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    Avner has blogged about the new XML features added to VB9 in this CTP . I'll do the same for XLinq itself (and one little XML feature in the C# IDE). There have been a number of relatively small changes: Axes that used the term "content" now use...
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    VB 9.0 Xml in May 2006 LINQ Community Technology Preview

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    I hope you already had the chance to download the latest LINQ CTP . This CTP contains important improvements to the Xml features in VB 9.0 which most of them are based on the feedback that we got from many people on our last CTP. This feedback is invaluable...
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    New LINQ Community Technology Preview released!

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    Triple dot syntax for descendants axis in VB 9.0

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    Many people asked us why did we choose the triple dot syntax for the descendants axis in the VB 9.0 Xml members syntax. Before I go into the reasoning for that choice here is a small example of the triple dot syntax. In the following sample, the variable...
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    From GotDotNet to MSDN

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    Hello All, My name is Neetu Rajpal and I am a Program Manager in the XML Team. In this post, I want to let you know of a few additions to the XML Downloads section. The Tools and Utilities in the XML Downloads section has always pointed to our sister...
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    VB 9.0 Xml features - Xml namespaces example

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    Bill McCarthy asked me to post Xml axis members example using namespaces. So I updated the sample from my previous post as follows: I added an imports statement for Xml namespace: Imports ns = "http://someNamespace" I also update my xml...
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    VB 9.0 Xml features - latest update

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    For those who do not know me yet, my name is Avner Aharoni and I am a program manager in the WebData Xml team. I am working on the VB 9.0 Xml features that I believe will make VB the most productive language with which to program Xml. We heard from...
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    XML literals undermine the MVC paradigm?

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    Daniel Cazzulino has a very thought provoking post XLinq: is XML embedded in a host language a good idea or a terrible one? I believe Microsoft should strive not to provide another technology that could potentially bring back the nightmares we lived...
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    XML Team news update

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    There's a lot of interesting stuff related to our team that has come out recently. First, there is a new Technology Preview download available of Visual Basic 9 , including the XLinq, XML literals, and late bound XML support. Also, the XML 2005 conference...
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    Evaluating XML Value

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    There has been a bunch of discussion in the community (with commentary) on XSLT 2.0 and whether Microsoft should impement the recommendation (as well as how & when). I started tracking the external discussion by reading DonXML's thoughts as well as...
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    MVP XML Library for .NET 2.0

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    Oleg Tkachenko has announced that the Mvp.Xml library for .NET 2.0 has been released. This library is aimed at supplementing .NET framework XML processing functionality available through the System.Xml namespace and related namespaces such as System...
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    Whidbey has now left the building...

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    "May I have your attention please: Whidbey has now left the building." That's right folks, after much ado, Whidbey (VS2005 + .Net Framework 2.0) has finally shipped. There's allot of great stuff in this release; looking back......
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    SQL Server 2005 has shipped!

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    This is my first blog post here and it couldn't be anything I'm more excited about! Today it is just announced that SQL Server 2005 is ready for primetime and has been released to manufacturing. This was a long road but SQL 2005 is chock full of XML goodies...
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    Migrating to XslCompiledTransform

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    To improve XSLT execution performance in the .NET Framework version 2.0, the XslTransform class has been replaced with a new XSLT 1.0 implementation: the XslCompiledTransform class. XslCompiledTransform compiles XSLT stylesheets to Microsoft Intermediate Language (MSIL) methods and then executes them. Execution time of the new processor is on average 4 times better than XslTransform and matches the speed of MSXML, the native XML processor. Although XslCompiledTransform is designed to be as c...
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    PDC WebData XML Wrapup - XML Everywhere

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    XML was everywhere at PDC, even if you didn't notice it. Bill Gates said in his keynote something like “In .Net V1, we put in XML at the surface, with 2.0, Windows Vista and Office 12, we are putting XML at the core of all our products, not only for interop...
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    XML, Dynamic Languages, and VB

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    Thursday at PDC saw lots of details being put out about another big project our team has been working on -- the deep support for XML in Visual Basic 9. This is actually part of an even larger effort that our team member Erik Meijer has been involved in...
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    Changing the Game

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    by Soumitra Sengupta I am writing from PDC 2005, at Los Angeles. Anders Hejlsberg just showed a demonstration of the Language Integrated Query Framework (codename Project LINQ) at Jim Allchin's keynote address. If you are not at PDC and want to see...
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    "Standardizing on XML" is far from useless!

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    The war of words over Massachusetts' proposal to standardize on the OASIS Open Document Format continues to rage, stimulating people on all sides to some quite remarkable feats of rhetoric, analysis, speculation, paranoia, and a bit of good ol' FUD. I...
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