Re: Processing XML With C# and .NET

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Cholo Lennon

Apr 21, 2014, 12:31:51 PM4/21/14
On 04/20/2014 08:13 AM, gordon smith wrote:
> The C# language, pronounced see sharp, is a great approach to work
> with Java and was essentially invented by Microsoft as part of
> Microsoft's .NET project. C# has a remarkably full .NET library and
> in actual fact uses XML as its primary technology.
> Through this article I am going to have a general discussion of C#
> and XML processors, with a quick overview of DOM tree and XML
> streams.
> Summary Of XML Processors
> The word processing, within the perspective of an XML document or
> file, basically means to extract or pull out certain details from
> your file. Once pulled, this information is generally employed to
> create another XML file or simply an HTML file (known as the output),
> this action is typically called a transformation. Hence an xml file
> can be processed to yield an xml or html transformation.
> The specific processor that you choose for this task is totally up
> to, nevertheless you should be aware that definitely not all
> processors are identical and your choice is extremely important, the
> wrong decision might effect in a harmful way on your whole job.
> Internet browsers including Microsoft Internet Explorer and Firefox,
> have got built-in XML processors and can be employed to process XML
> files, even so they're more difficult to utilise because you have to
> give them processing instructions through an XSLT document,
> particularly for the really complex jobs.
> A far more grueling option is to work with C# and Java to create your
> own processor, though this is time intensive and you'll need to use
> the Java or .NET class libraries.
> The simplest option is to employ a readymade XML processor, they come
> in a range of options from freeware like Syntext Serna to really
> dependable, feature rich commercial grade XML processors for instance
> ( XML
> Studio.
> Processing XML Documents
> You can use either of two approaches to process your XML file
> referred to as offline processing and online processing. Offline
> means there is no need to be linked to your XML source file directly,
> alternatively you ought to load your document, in advance into memory
> as a DOM tree.
> This is often regarded as a better way for processing your xml file
> if the xml will be processed over and over again because; whilst you
> lose memory you will get speed, which is all important when it comes
> to processing.
> Online processing means you have to be linked to your XML source file
> so that they can process it, as a result this is often really slow,
> but you do use less memory. This approach might be more suited if the
> processing is very uncomplicated or if you're merely going to process
> only parts of the file.
> No matter which method you adopt to process your XML file, C# is
> flexible enough to allow for either method via its .NET library
> classes.
> The premise for the online processing is the XmlReader/XmlWriter
> abstract classes whilst the System.Xml.XmlDocument class would be the
> basis for offline processing.
> To produce your XML document you use an XmlDocument constructor, this
> will likely make an empty XML document in memory. Within this XML
> document you can utilize nodes to build up an XML tree to virtually
> any complexity as well as level that you like, step-by-step.
> After constructing (or loading) an XML tree, you'll be able to
> navigate over it and shape it with XmlDocument's properties.
> To conclude, there are a variety of ways for processing XML files in
> C#, which includes browsers, or you might make use of an XML C# tool
> such as Liquid XML C# tool, which saves you time in making thousands
> of lines of error free code, instantaneously from the xml or schema
> file.

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