Converting iTunes playlists to Zune playlists using VB 9.0

It has been a while since my last post and I apologize for that. There was a lot of work going on in getting the xml integration in VB into production quality. In this blog I would like to share with you a fun little demo I wrote for Xml 2006 conference. This demo shows…

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XML Team at XML 2006 Conference

Several of us will be at the XML 2006 Conference this week in Boston. If you are around, drop by to say hello … Stan Kitsis will be giving a talk on on XML Schema adoption based on a study done in collaboration with the University of Michigan Business School. Is XML Schema usage observably…

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Typed XML programmer — Welcome to LINQ!

Announcing the LINQ to XSD Preview   Ever since PDC 2005, when XLinq was unleashed (now called LINQ to XML), we have been receiving questions about the possibility of a typed XML programming approach in the LINQ world. Not surprisingly, we have been pondering about this problem indeed. This was also mentioned in the XLinq…

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Typed XML programmer — What’s your scale of typing?

“Typed XML programmer, where have you have been in the last few weeks?” This series of blog posts has been stuck because I attended a bunch of conferences and workshops, and I was really busy with an incubation project on typed XML programming (see later in this series). I admit that I also worked on…

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People are reflecting on XML after 10 years

Although XML wasn’t officially released as a W3C Recommendation until February 1998, the effort that led to it began about 10 years ago.  One recent anniversary is the first public working draft released on November 14, 1996.    Another is its first public presentation at the SGML 1996 conference; the XML 2006 conference is being held and the…

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An XML Team Introduction: Aaron Dunnington

Greetings! My name is Aaron Dunnington. Recently, I have joined the Data Programmability XML team as a Program Manager focused on XML readers and writers. I am so excited to work with and learn from such a tremendously talented, passionate team that is extraordinarily focused on deeply understanding your needs as well as delivering great…

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Using the right version of MSXML in Internet Explorer

I’ve been working closely with the IE team leading up to the release of IE7 and looking at the use of XML in the browser.  During this investigation one thing has become immediately obvious – there is a lot of confusion around the versioning story for MSXML and how to instantiate the “right” MSXML object in…

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Some Recognitions

We were very happy to note that “DonXml” Demsak won the Visual Studio Extensibility Plugin Contest with his XPathMania plugin. This enhances the VS 2005 XML editor to highlight the nodes that would be selected by an XPath expression.  A great way to learn XPath, or debug a tricky expression in your SelectNodes() or XSLT…

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XML Notepad 2006

XML Notepad 2006 provides a simple intuitive User Interface for browsing and editing XML documents.  XML Notepad shows how to use some advanced features of System.XML in the .NET Frameworks 2.0.  The download includes source code. See the handy design doc that goes with it.  Features include: Tree View synchronized with Node Text View for…

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XML Standardization Organizations and Processes

There’s been a lot of unhappiness about the W3C floating around recently, well-summarized by Dare Obasanjo. Most of us involved with XML at Microsoft share a good bit of the general frustration, if not the specific complaints, expressed in these posts.  I don’t think there’s a strong consensus across the various people and teams on what…

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