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XML Notepad Source Code on CodePlex

XML Notepad 2007 source code is now available on http://www.codeplex.com/xmlnotepad. Enjoy!

Author: XmlTeam Date: 04/20/2007

To Trust, or Not to Trust?

Validation of an XML document against an Xml Schema guarantees that the structure and content of the...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 04/02/2007

Streaming with LINQ to XML - Part 2

In the first post in this series we gave some background to a problem the LINQ to XML design team...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 03/24/2007

XML Notepad 2007 version 2.3 is now available

New features include support for XInclude, Goto Definition, XSD annotations in tooltips, a new...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 03/22/2007

MSXML4 is going to be kill bit-ed

Please read the latest entry on this at...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 03/12/2007

Upgrading to MSXML 6.0

Contents Upgrading to MSXML 6.0. 1 1. Abstract 1 2. Installation & Upgrade. 2 3. Security...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 03/12/2007

XML in VB9 on Channel 9

Check out the Webcast: The next version of VB .Net adds Xml as a built in data type using the new...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 03/09/2007

Streaming with LINQ to XML - Part 1

This is the first of a multi-post series (#2 is now online) on how to use LINQ to XML in scenarios...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 03/05/2007

The new LINQ to XML “Bridge Classes” to System.Xml

[updated to try out a Live Writer plugin for code formatting ... let's see if that makes the code...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 03/04/2007

February CTP of Visual Studio "Orcas" / .NET 3.5 is out

The Community Technology Preview of the next version of the .NET components that the XML team ships...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 02/28/2007

Some things on the radar ....

There are a few things we've seen recently that you might want to take note of: Daylight Savings...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 02/14/2007

VB 9.0 Xml in Visual Studio "Orcas" February CTP

In February CTP you will find the same functionality as in the May CTP with many improvements. Some...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 02/11/2007

Standalone XQuery Implementation in .NET?

XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 are now W3C Recommendations, thanks in part to the contributions of several...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 02/08/2007

XML Features in the February CTP of Visual Studio “Orcas”

We're nearly code complete on the next version of Visual Studio, and will soon be releasing a...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 02/02/2007

Converting iTunes playlists to Zune playlists using VB 9.0

It has been a while since my last post and I apologize for that. There was a lot of work going on in...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 12/18/2006

Typed XML programmer -- Welcome to LINQ!

Announcing the LINQ to XSD Preview Ever since PDC 2005, when XLinq was unleashed (now called LINQ to...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 11/27/2006

People are reflecting on XML after 10 years

Although XML wasn't officially released as a W3C Recommendation until February 1998, the effort that...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 11/19/2006

Some Recognitions

We were very happy to note that "DonXml" Demsak won the Visual Studio Extensibility Plugin Contest...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 10/20/2006

XML Notepad 2006

XML Notepad 2006 provides a simple intuitive User Interface for browsing and editing XML documents....

Author: XmlTeam Date: 09/05/2006

Typed XML programmer -- What are your pains today?

This post continues the “Typed XML programmer” series of blog posts. This time, let’s ponder about...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 08/06/2006

LINQ to XML in action

We're starting to see some real applications that demonstrate how easy it is to use LINQ to XML (I'm...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 08/04/2006

Rounding up some XML Team new blogs and posts

You've seen Ralf Lämmel's post starting a series about our research and prototyping efforts to...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 07/21/2006

Typed XML programmer -- Where do you want to go tomorrow?

This post starts a series (of blog posts) on what I would like to call “Typed XML programming”. The...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 07/20/2006

DonXML has built a really cool tool called XPathmania

Check out this screen shot of an XPath Tool Window running inside Visual Studio 2005 that executes...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 07/07/2006

VB 9.0 Xml: Improvements to global Xml namespaces

Global Xml namespaces in VB 9.0 provide the ability to create alias for Xml namespace that can be...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 06/24/2006

Creating documents over a subtree

After my TLC session on XML Tools in Visual Studio a gentleman came up to me and asked me a...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 06/16/2006

This post summarizes some things we've noted in tracking the reaction to XLinq in the press and...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 06/03/2006

What's New in the XLinq CTP?

Avner has blogged about the new XML features added to VB9 in this CTP. I'll do the same for XLinq...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 05/19/2006

VB 9.0 Xml in May 2006 LINQ Community Technology Preview

I hope you already had the chance to download the latest LINQ CTP. This CTP contains important...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 05/12/2006

New LINQ Community Technology Preview released!

We've been pretty quiet about the XLinq project and the XML features in Visual Basic 9 for awhile as...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 05/10/2006

Triple dot syntax for descendants axis in VB 9.0

Many people asked us why did we choose the triple dot syntax for the descendants axis in the VB 9.0...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 04/07/2006

From GotDotNet to MSDN

Hello All, My name is Neetu Rajpal and I am a Program Manager in the XML Team. In this post, I want...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 03/15/2006

VB 9.0 Xml features - Xml namespaces example

Bill McCarthy asked me to post Xml axis members example using namespaces. So I updated the sample...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 02/22/2006

VB 9.0 Xml features - latest update

For those who do not know me yet, my name is Avner Aharoni and I am a program manager in the WebData...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 02/21/2006

XML literals undermine the MVC paradigm?

Daniel Cazzulino has a very thought provoking post XLinq: is XML embedded in a host language a good...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 02/03/2006

MVP XML Library for .NET 2.0

Oleg Tkachenko has announced that the Mvp.Xml library for .NET 2.0 has been released. This library...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 11/28/2005

Introducing XslCompiledTransform

This article is not finished. Please do not copy its content, make a link instead. To improve XSLT...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 11/16/2005

Whidbey has now left the building...

"May I have your attention please: Whidbey has now left the building." That's right folks, after...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 10/31/2005

Migrating to XslCompiledTransform

To improve XSLT execution performance in the .NET Framework version 2.0, the XslTransform class has...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 09/30/2005

PDC WebData XML Wrapup - XML Everywhere

XML was everywhere at PDC, even if you didn't notice it. Bill Gates said in his keynote something...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 09/17/2005

XML, Dynamic Languages, and VB

Thursday at PDC saw lots of details being put out about another big project our team has been...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 09/16/2005

Changing the Game

by Soumitra Sengupta I am writing from PDC 2005, at Los Angeles. Anders Hejlsberg just showed a...

Author: XmlTeam Date: 09/13/2005

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