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Xslt 1.0 biggest issues (kind of) solved

Xslt 1.0 has a number of issues that can make the life of an Xml developer frustrating. A lot of...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 10/09/2011

The world has moved on, have you? Xml APIs you should avoid using.

There is a few Xml APIs you should not be using. In some cases the complier makes this obvious – the...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 10/08/2011

Effective Xml Part 5: Something went really wrong – OutOfMemoryException and StackOverflowException thrown when using XslCompiledTransform

So, your application is crashing and it is crashing in the bad way. After spending hours of...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 09/26/2011

Effective Xml Part 4: Let me project this (Xml file) for you

Xml is ubiquitous. No doubt about it. It is being used almost everywhere and almost by everyone....

Author: XmlTeam Date: 09/26/2011

Effective Xml Part 3: Didn’t you say XslCompiledTransform was fast?

“XslCompiledTransform is fast.” “Really?” “Yeah, XslCompiledTransform is fast… if used correctly.”...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 09/26/2011

Effective Xml Part 2: How to kill the performance of an app with XPath…

XPath expressions are pretty flexible. This flexibility allows for very creative ways of using...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 09/26/2011

Effective Xml Part 1: Choose the right API

This is the first part of a mini-series of blog posts about using Xml on .NET Framework platform in...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 09/14/2011

[Updated 07/23/2010] MSXML6 is now in-band, MSI setup headaches should now (almost) be gone..

Windows 7 Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows Vista (All SPs) Windows Server 2008 (All SPs) Windows XP...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 07/02/2010

Visual Studio Editor Choosing System

This document gives an overview of how the Visual Studio editor choosing system works, and as an...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 05/02/2010

MSXML4.0 SP2 is going out-of-support in April. 2010

This is a friendly reminder that MSXML4.0 SP2 is going out-of-support on 4/13/2010. Applications...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 03/30/2010

Understanding XML Schema Sets in the XSD Designer

We have recently blogged about the new XML Schema Designer and the various views over schemas...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 06/04/2009

LINQ to XSD now available on CodePlex

We are happy to announce that we are releasing the sources for LINQ to XSD on CodePlex at...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 06/03/2009

Stylesheet import tree in the XSLT Debugger

Complex XSLT stylesheets often contain several include and/or imports instructions. VS XML Editor...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 05/20/2009

XML and Languages

I've written in the past about XML and languages, and why you might be interested in being aware of...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 05/14/2009

XmlSchemaSet Thread Safety

Here's a good word of warning: even if an object "feels" read-only because you're not calling code...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 04/27/2009

Converting from XmlDocument to XDocument

Converting from XmlDocument to XDocument has a number of benefits, including the ability to use LINQ...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 03/31/2009

Hotfix for Visual Studio hang when opening Web project from a remote site

Under certain conditions opening Web projects from remote sites may become very slow. We've seen...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 03/06/2009

MSXML4 SP3 Is Available Now!

Today, we officially released MSXML4.0 Service Pack 3 (SP3) on the Microsoft Download Center as a...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 03/06/2009

XML Schema Designer - Content Model View

The new XML Schema Designer (see this previous blog post for a d/l location to the CTP) offers four...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 02/16/2009

Equality Semantics of LINQ to XML Trees

In certain scenarios, it is important to be able to compare two XML trees for equivalence. For...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 02/16/2009

XML Schema Designer Graph View

The new XML Schema Designer (see this previous blog post for a d/l location to the CTP) offers four...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 01/02/2009

MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 3 Beta

The MSXML Team is pleased to announce that MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 3 (SP3) Beta is available for...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 12/03/2008

MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 3 Beta Coming Soon!

The MSXML Team is getting ready to release the MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 3 Beta very soon! MSXML4 SP3...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 11/18/2008

XML Schema Designer in the PDC VPC

In the Orcas SP1 release we released our XML Schema Explorer.  In the Visual tudio 10 PDC VPC...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 11/07/2008

XML Schema Explorer Channel 9 Session

Beth Massi and Yang Xiao did a great Channel 9 session that centered on XML Literals and the XML...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 11/06/2008

Frequently Asked Questions on XML in .NET - Part 2

This is the next post in our ongoing FAQ series. See the original post here. Q2: Conformance Level –...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 09/10/2008

Frequently Asked Questions on XML in .NET - Part 1

As part of a separate task, the XML team came up with a list of frequently encountered issues in...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 09/10/2008

Program Manager opening in the Data Programmability XML Tools Team

We are looking for people that have a passion for creating rich, intuitive, integrated XML...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 08/22/2008

Introducing the XmlPreloadedResolver

The XmlPreloadedResolver is a new type that we’ve been working on in SilverLight that provides the...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 08/14/2008

New XSD Functionality shipped in Visual Studio 2008 SP1 RTM

A few months ago we added the XML Schema Explorer to the SP1 Beta release and are happy to announce...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 08/14/2008

XML Tools and Technology Survey

The Data Programmability XML Tools team is conducting a survey focused on XML technology and tools...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 07/01/2008

New XSD Functionality in Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta 1

We’re thrilled to announce that today the new XML Schema Explorer is included in the Orcas SP1...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 05/12/2008

SQLXML 4.0 Not Installed in SQL Server 2008

Prior to SQL Server 2008, SQLXML 4.0 was released with SQL Server and was installed by all SQL...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 05/08/2008

XML Tools in Visual Studio 2008

CoDe Magazine published an article on XML Tools. It covers a wide range of topics: Editing XML...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 03/27/2008

XML Tools for Visual Studio in print

Scott Hanselman talks about XML Tools in his new book "Professional ASP.NET 3.5: in C# and VB". He...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 03/16/2008

Program Manager openings in Data Programmability

We’re gearing up for the next release of the .NET Framework, and we are looking for people...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 03/05/2008

LINQ to XSD Alpha 0.2

I’m happy to announce that today we are re-releasing the LINQ to XSD Preview Alpha 0.2 for Visual...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 02/21/2008

Happy 10th anniversary, XML!

The W3C Recommendation Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 was initially published on the 10th of...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 02/13/2008

Announcing the XSLT Profiler Addin for VS 2008

XML Tools team has released the XSLT Profiler Addin for VS 2008 - a quick and reliable performance...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 02/08/2008

Chris Lovett Interview

Chris Lovett was interviewed by book author Michael van Otegem recently and he asked some very...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 11/16/2007

MSDN Webcast: XML Tools in Visual Studio 2008 plus XSLT Profiler and XML Schema Designer

On Tuesday we did a live MSDN Webcast to demo XML tools in Orcas as well as a few addons we are...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 11/08/2007

We are NOT Killbit-ing MSXML4!

Hello All, In March , we posted our intention to killbit MSXML4 and encouraged users to move to...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 09/13/2007

Announcing CTP1 of the XML Schema Designer

XML Tools team has released the first CTP of the XML Schema Designer - a graphical tool for working...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 08/27/2007

LINQ to XSD Preview Alpha 0.2 to go with Orcas Beta 1

Around Memorial Day we released a new preview release for LINQ to XSD. The download has been picked...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 06/05/2007

XML Tools Screencasts

These videos provide some great information and a preview of the new XML Editor, XSLT Debugger, and...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 06/04/2007

XML Schema Facets

I have received a number of requests over a period of time asking how to get all the facets defined...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 05/31/2007

Erik Meijer on LINQ, XML, and the future at XTech 2007

Erik Meijer gave a talk at the XTech 2007 conference on LINQ, XML, and his vision for "LINQ 2.0"....

Author: XmlTeam Date: 05/17/2007

Live from MIX07: Silverlight and XML!

Greetings from MIX07 everyone!That's right, Scott Guthrie announced this morning, to a sold out...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 04/30/2007

The BIG LINQ to XML change in Beta1...

[updated to point to the online version] ... is the documentation written by Eric White. The online...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 04/24/2007

LINQ to XML Changes in Orcas Beta1

[updated with the public download location and resolution of the "XNamespace.Blank" issue] As S....

Author: XmlTeam Date: 04/20/2007

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