Mini-Guide: Data binding and XML

Learn how to create data-driven applications with these nine XML tutorial videos that illustrate data binding and how to read, write, store and retrieve data from XML. You'll be introduced to ADO.NET, ASP.NET and the .NET Framework's built-in classes for manipulating XML data. You'll also explore the DataSet object and be shown how to retrieve and bind data to a DataGrid.

Learn how to create data-driven applications with these nine XML tutorial videos that illustrate data binding and

how to read, write, store and retrieve data from XML. You'll be introduced to ADO.NET, ASP.NET and the .NET Framework's built-in classes for manipulating XML data. You'll also explore the DataSet object and be shown how to retrieve and bind data to a DataGrid.

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  Lesson 1  Data Binding Part I
Duration: 3 minutes, 26 seconds
"The power of data binding has been greatly enhanced with the .NET Framework, and this video shows you how to perform data binding tasks using Windows Forms controls."

 
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  Lesson 2  Data Binding Part II
Duration: 6 minutes, 49 seconds
"The power of data binding has been greatly enhanced with the .NET Framework. In part two, this video continues to show you how to perform data binding tasks using Windows Forms controls."

 
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  Lesson 3  Simple Data Driven Apps
Duration: 6 minutes, 44 seconds
"This video introduces using ADO.NET and ASP.NET to rapidly build a data driven Web Form that supports sorting and paging of data, a task that required considerable effort in traditional ASP."

 
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  Lesson 4  Filling a DataGrid from Microsoft Access
Duration: 4 minutes, 7 seconds
"See how to bind data retrieved from an Access database to a DataGrid. You will see that binding to data from Microsoft Access is similar to data binding with SQL Server."

 
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  Lesson 5  Saving Database Information as XML
Duration: 6 minutes, 43 seconds
"This video shows how the functionality built into the DataSet object makes it easy to store and retrieve data from XML files, and bind controls to this data."

 
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  Lesson 6  Reading XML Files
Duration: 7 minutes, 57 seconds
"The .NET Framework has, a number of powerful, built-in classes for manipulating XML. For reading XML, these include the XMLTextReader and XMLDocument classes, which can be used to provide fast and flexible XML data access."

 
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  Lesson 7  Transform XML
Duration: 5 minutes, 2 seconds
"In this video, you'll see how to transform an XML document into an HTML document and display it in the browser."

 
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  Lesson 8  Validating XML
Duration: 6 minutes, 51 seconds
"This video introduces the XmlValidatingReader class and shows how it can be used to validate XML documents."

 
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  Lesson 9  Write XML Files
Duration: 7 minutes, 58 seconds
"The .NET Framework has a number of powerful, built-in classes for manipulating XML. In this video, you'll see how to write an XML file with the XMLDocument class and the XMLTextWriter class."

 
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   ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brent Sheets is a former Senior Editor at TechTarget and a frequent contributor to SearchVB.com. He founded and managed the popular Visual Basic Web Directory website until it was acquired by TechTarget in 2000 and relaunched as SearchVB.com. Brent offers tips and tweaks about Apple technology at Mactoids.com.
This was first published in October 2006

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