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Working with XML in C#

by Paul D. Sheriff

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 you'll learn

What are the best methods for reading and writing XML documents in C#? In this course, Working with XML in C#, you learn foundational knowledge to process XML files and use XML to enhance your business applications. First, you learn to process XML documents using LINQ to XML. Next, you discover how to write XPath queries. Next, you 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 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 2017/19, .NET 4.5, .NET 5, SQL Server, C#.

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About the author

Paul has over thirty years of experience architecting information systems and his expertise is in much demand from Fortune 500 companies. Paul is a Pluralsight author, has published 400+ articles, and authored over 14 books on topics ranging from JavaScript, Angular, C#, SQL Server and many .NET technologies. Paul is a frequent speaker at conferences and user groups.

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