The sample shows how to use methods from the System.Reflection namespace to run queries over types from System.Xml.Linq.dll.
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To run this sample
The sample shows how to use methods from the System.Reflection namespace to run queries over types from System.Xml.Linq.dll. The by-product is an HTML document outlining the public APIs for the assembly.
The Reflector application generates an HTML document that outlines the public API for a given assembly. The task is achieved in two phases. First, an XML document is emitted in memory (see Emit*()). The document captures the relevant aspects of the assembly's metadata. In the second phase, an HTML document is extracted from the XML document (see Extract*()). Note that the two phases use the same query constructs to handle similar information with different representations.
Many LINQ samples require XML files and/or the version of the Northwind sample database that is located in the Data sample. If you install the Data Sample in the same parent folder as the other LINQ samples, the path for the XML files and database file will be resolved automatically. Many sample files also require the Object Dumper Sample project.