About the MSXML SDK

This section describes the MSXML SDK and its objectives.

This Software Development Kit (SDK) provides documentation for developers writing applications with Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML). Before using the SDK, you should be aware of certain goals, non-goals, and user prerequisites.

Goals of the SDK

The primary goal of this SDK is to provide experienced developers with the conceptual and reference information they need to develop applications with MSXML.

Non-Goals of the SDK

This SDK is not intended to be an in-depth tutorial on XML or on any of its related standards, and does not replace the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) specifications for these standards. Note that some XML Standardsdocumentation has been relocated, including the following sections:

This is Microsoft documentation about public standards and how they relate to MSXML.

This SDK is not intended to demonstrate every possible use of MSXML. For further support information on MSXML please see "Help and Support", below, for links to support resources.

User Prerequisites

To use this SDK, you should be familiar with accessing and using COM components from languages such as Visual Basic, C/C++, and JScript. You should also be familiar with XML and its related standards.

For free help with MSXML issues, try posting to the XML Forum. This forum is monitored by Microsoft, and by other experienced MSXML developers.

Further information about support options can be found on the Microsoft Help and Support Web site at http://support.microsoft.com.

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