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Creating XML in Visual Basic

Visual Basic enables you to use XML literals directly in your code. The XML literal syntax represents LINQ to XML objects, and it is similar to the XML 1.0 syntax. This makes it easier to create XML elements, documents, and fragments programmatically because your code has the same structure as the final XML.

XML Literals Overview

Introduction to XML literals and how they relate to LINQ to XML.

Embedded Expressions in XML

Describes how to use embedded expressions in XML literals.

How to: Create XML Literals (Visual Basic)

Describes how to create an XML element in code by using an XML literal.

White Space in XML Literals

Describes how Visual Basic treats white space in XML literals.

XML Literals and the XML 1.0 Specification

Describes how the XML literal syntax in Visual Basic relates to the XML 1.0 specification.

How to: Embed Expressions in XML Literals

Describes how to use embedded expressions in XML literals to create content at run time.

Names of Declared XML Elements and Attributes

Describes guidelines for naming XML elements and attributes.

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