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Visual Basic .NET and XML: Harness the Power of XML in VB.NET Applications

ISBN: 978-0-471-12060-5
528 pages
March 2002
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An accessible and step-by-step approach to using VB.NET and XML enterprise application development

XML is a tool for interacting with, describing, and transporting data between machines across networks and across the Internet-perfectly suited for Microsoft's .NET plan to fully integrate the Internet into distributed computing. By using real-world and fully-functional examples, this book quickly brings Visual Basic programmers and developers up to speed on XML for enterprise application development. The authors include an overview of XML and how it works with VB.NET, then explain how to use it to manipulate data in distributed environments.

Companion Web site at www.vb-helper.com features the complete working code for all the examples built in the book.

Microsoft Technologies
.NET Platform: The next big overhaul to Microsoft's technologies that will bring enterprise distributed computing to the next level by fully integrating the Internet into the development platform. This will allow interaction between any machine, on any platform, and on any device.

Visual Basic.NET: The update to this popular visual programming language will offer greater Web functionality, more sophisticated object-oriented language features, links to Microsoft's new common runtime, and a new interface.

ASP.NET: A programming framework (formerly known as Active Server Pages) for building powerful Web-based enterprise applications; can be programmed using VB.NET or C#.

C#: Microsoft's new truly object-oriented programming language that builds on the strengths of C++ and the ease of Visual Basic; promises to give Sun's Java a run for its money.

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Introduction.

PART ONE: XML IN VISUAL BASIC.NET.

Chapter 1 XML Overview.

Chapter 2 DOM.

Chapter 3 Forward-Only XML.

Chapter 4 Serialization.

Chapter 5 Schemas.

PART TWO: XML ON THE WEB.

Chapter 6 XSL.

Chapter 7 ASP.NET.

Chapter 8 Web Services.

PART THREE: XML IN OTHER APPLICATIONS.

Chapter 9 Microsoft Office 2000.

Chapter 10 Internet Explorer.

Chapter 11 SQL Server 2000.

Index.
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ROD STEPHENS is a contract software engineer and president of Rocky Mountain Consulting, specializing in graphical user interfaces, algorithms, and database systems. He has published numerous articles and nine books (all with Wiley). He hosts www.vb-helper.com.
BRIAN HOCHGURTEL is a software development engineer for Rogue Wave Software. His current project involves implementing the servlet standard in C++. Previous projects include creating Web interfaces for enterprise databases, proto-typing XML-based products, and creating Web-based applications for cancer research studies, environmental education, and software documentation.
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