14.7 ADO.NET and XML

In this chapter, I have demonstrated the kinds of data access that users have come to expect from ADO, and shown how the new ADO.NET data-access framework provides such support through its class libraries. I would be remiss, however, if I failed to mention that ADO.NET also provides complete support for XML. Most interesting is its support for presenting the contents of a data set as either a collection of tables, as we have explored in this chapter, or as an XML document.

The tight integration of ADO.NET and XML and its applications are beyond the scope of this book, but complete information can be found in the .NET Framework SDK Reference.

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