Learn to use LINQ to XML and XPath queries to process XML files in C#. Use XML serialization to store .NET objects in an XML file and deserialize XML back into a .NET object. Learn to cache frequently used data in a local XML file.
What are the best methods for reading and writing XML documents in C#? In this course, XML Fundamentals in C#, you will gain foundational knowledge to process XML files and use XML to enhance your business applications. First, you will learn to process XML documents using LINQ to XML. Next, you will discover how to write XPath queries. Following that, you will see how to add, edit, and delete data within an XML document. XML serialization is explored to show you how to save a .NET object to an XML file, and then restore that XML as a .NET object. Finally, you will explore how to cache frequently used database data as a local XML file, and to detect when server data changes so you can update your local file. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of XML needed to process XML documents in C#. Software required: Visual Studio 2017, .NET 4.5+, SQL Server, C#.
Course Overview (Music) Hello. My name is Paul Sheriff, and welcome to my course, XML Fundamentals in C#. I am a business solutions architect at Fairway Technologies with over 32 years of experience creating enterprise applications. Do you need to learn to process XML documents quickly and efficiently? Do you wish to cache data locally to speed up your C# applications? If so, then this course is designed for you. In this course, you are going to learn a few different methods to process XML documents. Some of the major topics we cover include creating XML documents and XML schemas, free tools to validate XML and generate XML schemas, use LINQ to process XML documents, joining XML documents together to create a new XML document, aggregating data using built-in methods and functions, learn to use XPath queries, add, edit, and delete nodes in XML, serializing and deserializing .NET objects as XML, caching frequently used data to increase application performance. By the end of this course, you'll have gained the knowledge necessary to process XML documents using C#. For this course, I assume you are familiar with C# and .NET. I hope you'll join me on your journey to learning to manipulate XML documents in my course, XML Fundamentals in C#, at Pluralsight.com.