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This three-day instructor-led his course teaches developers how to program with XML in the Microsoft .NET Framework in order to build Microsoft Windows or Web-based integrated applications that are easier to build, scalable, and flexible.

Course Outline

This three-day course teaches developers how to program with XML in the Microsoft® .NET Framework in order to build Microsoft Windows® or Web-based integrated applications that are easier to build, scalable, and flexible.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to XML in the .NET Framework

This module introduces the use of XML in the .NET Framework to help you solve common business problems. XML is a standards-driven technology that is ideal for applications that use the Internet. Microsoft's implementation of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards ensures that applications you develop with XML in .NET will successfully communicate with other W3C-compatible applications


  • Overview
  • Course at a Glance
  • Common Business Problems
  • XML in the .NET Framework

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain how XML provides solutions to common business problems.
  • Discuss how Microsoft's implementation of W3C standards for XML provides a framework for XML solutions to business problems.
  • Diagram XML support in the .NET Framework.

Module 2: Parsing XML
This module discusses how to parse XML data from a file, string, or stream by using the XmlReader class. It also covers how to use the XmlTextReader to process XML as text, and how to use the XmlNodeReader to filter data by using an XPath expression and the object.


  • Overview of XML Parsing
  • Parsing XML Using XmlTextReader
  • Creating a Custom Reader

Lab 2.1: Parsing XML

  • Exercise 1: Building an XML Web Service to Parse XML

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create a Stream object from an XML file.
  • Build a mutable string by using the StringBuilder object.
  • Handle errors in the form of XML.
  • Parse XML as text by using the XmlTextReader object.
  • Create a custom XmlReader object.

Module 3: Validating XML
This module gives an overview of XML Schema Definition (XSD) data types, and then covers how to use the Microsoft .NET Framework XML classes to perform XML schema validation. The lesson Advanced Validation teaches how to resolve external entities, how to validate XML fragments, and how to validate XML by using a Document Type Definition (DTD).


  • Examining Schemas
  • Validating XML While Parsing
  • Advanced Validation

Lab 3.1: Validating XML

  • Exercise 1: Extend an XML Web Service to Validate XML

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Instantiate an XML validating reader.
  • Associate one or more XML schemas with an XML validating reader.
  • Handle errors that result when a validating reader processes invalid XML.
  • Create an application that uses the .NET Framework XML classes and XML schemas to validate an XML fragment.
  • Resolve a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) reference to a schema or DTD.
  • Create an application that uses the .NET Framework XML classes and an XSD schema or a DTD to validate well-formed XML.

Module 4: Writing XML
Writing XML is a central skill in developing XML-based applications. This module describes the .NET Framework classes that are used to write XML with or without namespaces. The module also explains how to control the format and validity of XML as it is being written.


  • Overview of Generating XML Documents
  • Writing XML
  • Generating XML with Namespaces
  • Controlling XML Format and Converting XML

Lab 4.1: Writing XML

  • Exercise 1: Building an XML Web Service to Write XML

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use the XmlTextWriter class to write well-formed XML.
  • Generate namespaces for elements and attributes.
  • Control indentation and other code format characteristics when generating XML.
  • Write XML that preserves characters that are normally represented by using escape characters.

Module 5: Querying XML
This module explains the process of querying an XML document by using XPath. It explains how to write code to load an XML document, and how to create a navigation cursor by using an XPathNavigator object. It also explains how to create your query by using an XPathDocument object, and how to examine the result types. In addition, this module describes how to compile your query and evaluate your results.


  • Introduction to Querying XML Using XPath
  • Creating and Navigating a Document Cache
  • Executing Your Query

Lab 5.1: Querying XML Documents Using XPath

  • Exercise 1: Creating and Loading an XML Data Cache
  • Exercise 2: Compiling and Executing Queries That Return Nodes
  • Exercise 3: Compiling and Executing Queries That Return Numbers
  • Exercise 4: Compiling and Executing Queries That Return Strings

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the business reasons for querying XML documents by using XPath.
  • Cache XML data for querying by using an XPathDocument object.
  • Create an XPathNavigator object to navigate through an XML document.
  • Compile and evaluate the result of an XPathExpression object.
  • Iterate through an XmlNodeList object returned by an XPath expression.

Module 6: Manipulating Cached XML
This module introduces the XML Document Object Model (XML DOM) and explains how to locate and manipulate XML by using the DOM.


  • Introduction to the XML Document Object Model
  • Navigating XML Using the DOM
  • Creating New Nodes
  • Modifying and Deleting Nodes

Lab 6.1: Manipulating Cached XMLDocument Objects

  • Exercise 1: Loading an XML Document
  • Exercise 2: Navigating an XML Document
  • Exercise 3: Adding Elements and Comments to an XML Document
  • Exercise 4: Modifying and Deleting Information

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Open and save XML by using the DOM.
  • Locate XML by using the DOM.
  • Create nodes in the XML node tree.
  • Modify and delete nodes in the XML node tree.

Module 7: Transforming XML
This module explains the process of transforming XML documents. The module teaches the student how to apply an XSLT transformation to an XML document by using the .NET XML classes. It does not teach XSLT syntax or commands.


  • Introduction to Transforming XML
  • Programmng the XslTransform Class
  • Extending XSLT Style Sheets

Lab 7.1: Transforming XML Documents

  • Exercise 1: Applying a Style Sheet
  • Exercise 2: Using Style Sheet Parameters
  • Exercise 3: Extending a Style Sheet with an Extension Object

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • List the business use cases for using XSLT.
  • Describe the transformation process.
  • Apply style sheets to XML documents by using the XslTransform class.
  • Display XML by using the ASP.NET Xml Web Forms control.
  • Pass parameters to XSLT style sheets.
  • Apply a style sheet that references an extension object.

Module 8: Serializing Objects as XML
This module provides students with the skills needed to create XML documents from the data contained within programmatic objects. This process is referred to as serialization and can be used to persist object data or to share object data between applications.


  • Introduction to XML Serialization
  • Serializing Objects Using XmlSerializer
  • Controlling XML Serialization

Lab 8.1: Serializing Objects as XML

  • Exercise 1: Serializing a Purchase Order
  • Exercise 2: Controlling Serialization with Attributes
  • Exercise 3: Deserializing an Invoice

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Define XML serialization.
  • Serialize and deserialize objects by using the XmlSerializer class.
  • Control XML serialization by using attributes.

Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

Certificate of Completion

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations or postponements received more than ten business days prior to the first day of the course will be fully refunded less a $75 processing fee. The cost of the course is payable, in full, for any cancellations or postponements received within ten business days, or less, prior to the first day of the course.
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The course content was excellent ... if there was things that weren't relevant you could skip and spend more time on things that you needed to learn. Training provider was excellent as her skill level was superb and her communication skills were superb.
Reviewed by 2015
This course should have dual screens
Reviewed by 2015
I was not able to finish the whole entire course. When creating course training please make sure that it fits the allotted time (beginning to the end). We had two breaks and Instructor did not allow us to listen to the course. I had maybe another 10 mins to finish the whole course, but the Instructor said that it was 4:30pm and it is Ok and we can go home. It is not Ok not to be able to finish the course..
Reviewed by 2014
Mentored training actually worked quite well for me. The instructor is there in the room all the time, available if needed. A lot of material for one day, but I did manage to complete it without feeling too rushed.
Reviewed by 2014
It is not possible to complete a beginner's course in one day. There is a lot of information to absorb. It is wonderful that one can re-sit a session within a limited time.
Reviewed by 2013
To bottom line my feelings about the course: Course -- helpful but this comment is made with reservations. Instructor -- excellent !
Reviewed by 2013
The course material was far too heavy for the duration of the course. The material needs to be reduced so that students do not feel rushed or pressured with time, or the duration of the class needs to be extended.
Reviewed by 2013
Overall, the course has been well handled by the Training Provider. But i would expect that, somehow, there is a time allotted in the afternoon for more visible and face to face interaction between the TP and the whole class. Others may be asking questions that may not have been thought of by other learners but may be helpful.
Reviewed by 2013
Very impressed and would highly recommend.
Reviewed by 2013
The trainer was excellent...easy to talk to and very helpful and informed.
Reviewed by 2013
This was a very good learning environment. I prefer having an instructor present in case I have questions but also be able to work at my own pace.
Reviewed by 2013
I could have used some more time to go through the exercises in the sharepoint database.
Reviewed by 2013
re Instructor assessment. ques. are N/A as it was independant mentored study. Flash based training module had 1 hiccup where ctrl-b key was captured by OS and I had to hunt for alt-b to complete the module. Class mentor was unaware of flaw. I felt that the design of the module would have prevented me from completing the section if I was unable to locate alternative keystroke. Worthwhile day.
Reviewed by 2012
Course is very good but not enough time to complete the exercises. Should be at least another 1.5 hours longer.
Reviewed by 2012
Using the self-teaching method made for a more relaxed working environment. As the instructor's assistance was on a one-on-one basis I was not hesitate to ask questions.
Reviewed by 2012
Would prefer an instructor led (classroom) style of training over a computer based course.
Reviewed by 2012
I would suggest that the course manual contain more visual material (e.g. screen shots) versus words. The course was very well. I did not think I would like the on line method of training but I did. I also liked the fact that I could work through my lunch to complete the course earlier. I had to catch the go train so it worked better for me.
Reviewed by 2012
Susan was an excellent instructor, and was very helpful with providing extra "tips" not covered within the course material.
Reviewed by 2012
I only realized after completing 2 units thoroughly that there is not enough time allotted for a lot practicing. I would tell students in advance that getting through the videos and practicing later in your own time is recommended.
Reviewed by 2012
Enjoyed the flexibility of the "Modern Classroom" style of learning where you can move at your own pace and focus on what you need most. You can even move to the next chapter if you need help and the instructor is busy. Definitely dress warmly as the classroom was really over air-conditioned!
Reviewed by 2012
I loved the Adobe InDesign course but as a new user I felt there was so much material to cover and I wanted to take my time getting familiar with the program and learning about everything. I think if the class had been 2 days instead of 1 it would have been perfect!
Reviewed by 2012
Manual provided was totally different then computer training. Expected more hands on training instead of just watching an instruction video.
Reviewed by 2012
Reviewed by 2012
The video - was not at all interactive - only concepts were presented. The manual completedly different from the video material. I have no objections to using different approaches but a course on any software must include interactive materials.
Reviewed by 2012
The course was set up in a way which was easy to follow. However, I thought there was a lot of information to take in the day. The instructor was very helpful and very knowledgeable.
Reviewed by 2012
The training provider, Melanie, was exceptional. She was very knowledgeable and sat with me personally for hands on training. I found the course to be long and difficult to complete in one day.
Reviewed by 2012
The amount of material was a little much (maybe an hour) to cover in the allotted time - but otherwise good.
Reviewed by 2011
The room was too cold for me. The Instructor was very helpful.
Reviewed by 2011
A co worker of mine, did not receive the certificate of completing the course. As well, I received a website to log to after the course for 30 days (The Online Support). Although the vendor ID number does not exisit. I have gone back to my contact at Last Minute Training, and haven't received any feedback from her. The course was good, the follow up, was the greatest service.
Reviewed by 2011
Would like to have access to the on-line training materials for this course for a period of time after course completion
Reviewed by 2011
Hi - the server crashed during my session and I would like to reschedule. Can someone contact me to do this?
Reviewed by 2011

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