Converting from XmlDocument to XDocument

Converting from XmlDocument to XDocument has a number of benefits, including the ability to use LINQ to XML, use a much cleaner object model, get better name handling with XName and being able to use functional constructors. However, there are a lot of XmlDocuments out there, so what is the best way to convert a…

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Hotfix for Visual Studio hang when opening Web project from a remote site

Under certain conditions opening Web projects from remote sites may become very slow. We’ve seen quite a few ‘hang’ reports submitted via ‘Send Information to Microsoft’ feedback (aka Dr. Watson). The reason is that sometimes XML editor (which is used when you edit web.config) may begin walking remote Web site file structure looking for XML schema…

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MSXML4 SP3 Is Available Now!

Today, we officially released MSXML4.0 Service Pack 3 (SP3) on the Microsoft Download Center as a stand-alone installer in multiple languages. MSXML4.0 SP3 is a complete replacement of MSXML4.0, MSXML4.0 SP1 and MSXML4.0 SP2 and contains a number of bug fixes to enhance security and reliability. Approximately nine years ago, MSXML4.0 was released to the…

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