Introduction to LINQ to XML Sample (Visual Basic)
The Introduction to LINQ to XML sample demonstrates key concepts about the technology.
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The sample is a short introduction to System.Xml.Linq. It takes your familiarity with the XML DOM API as a starting point. The goal is to illustrate how to construct a predefined XML document by using LINQ to XML. Two different approaches are demonstrated.
First, the document is assembled by using an approach similar to XML DOM. (See method CreateDocumentVerbose.) Notice the various ways in which different nodes are added to the document in CreateDocumentVerbose.
The second approach, known as functional construction, is a more concise style that achieves the same result. (See method CreateDocumentConcise.)
The sample also provides a method for traversing the document (method DumpNode).
Note the familiar properties exposed on the various node types.