Visual Studio 2005 XML tools – video demo

MSDN Channel 9 has an interview with Ken Levy showing off the new XML tools in Visual Studio 2005. 
Running Time - 41:52
Download Size - 134 MB

These new XML tools will be especially useful to developers who encounter XML, XSD, and XSLT without necessarily intending to -- in config files, specifications, ASP.NET scripts, RSS feeds, and all sorts of other little niches where one finds XML these days.  The XML tools are available from all the .NET programming languages no matter what primary programming language is used. The free beta Visual Studio 2005 beta 2 includes these new XML tools. All level versions of Visual Studio 2005 including the Visual Studio 2005 Express versions (Web, VB, C#, C++, J#) include the new XML editor. Visual Studio 2005 Professional level and higher has all of these new XML tools including the new XSLT editor/debugger.

Ken Levy shows these tools being used in real development scenarios, so this isn't your typical "gee whiz, look at THIS geeky feature!" demo.  

Comments (2)

  1. .NET XSLT API is traditionally ugly. XslTransform class (obsoleted in .NET 2.0) had 8 Load() methods and 9 Transform() ones in .NET 1.0. In .NET 1.1 – 11 Load() methods (5 of them obsoleted) and 18 Transform() (9 obsoleted). Huge mess. Brand new XslCompiledTransform in .NET 2.0 Beta2 has just…

  2. Sedge says:

    I’m having a tough time with the xslt debugger, and followed everything I saw in the demo – Do you have any resources I can find, I’m not finding any blogs on the tool, or anyone talking about it, would greatly appreciate it, our new UI engine is pretty much all xslt based

    Thanks XmlTeam!!!

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