MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 3 Beta

The MSXML Team is pleased to announce that MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 3 (SP3) Beta is available for public testing. This new service pack includes a number of security bug fixes as well as reliability improvements. MSXML4 SP3 is a complete replacement of previous service packs. The new service pack includes: ² A number of…


MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 3 Beta Coming Soon!

The MSXML Team is getting ready to release the MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 3 Beta very soon! MSXML4 SP3 is a complete replacement of previous MSXML 4.0 service packs. The new service pack includes: – A number of security bug fixes – Reliability improvements The Beta will be available on Microsoft Download Center in the…


XML Schema Designer in the PDC VPC

In the Orcas SP1 release we released our XML Schema Explorer.  In the Visual tudio 10 PDC VPC we shipped our first rev of the next set of planned features for our XML Schema Designer.  Check out the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 CTP VPC here.  Over the next few weeks I’ll be…


XML Schema Explorer Channel 9 Session

Beth Massi and Yang Xiao did a great Channel 9 session that centered on XML Literals and the XML Schema Explorer. Check the session out here. One thing that doesn’t come across in the video is that the Explorer can be used with any XSD set, not just with XSDs associated w/ your VB project….


Frequently Asked Questions on XML in .NET – Part 2

This is the next post in our ongoing FAQ series. See the original post here. Q2: Conformance Level – Fragment There are times when you want to work with a piece of XML that is not a fully conformant xml document; an example of this is when the XML does not have one root element….


Frequently Asked Questions on XML in .NET – Part 1

As part of a separate task, the XML team came up with a list of frequently encountered issues in System.XML; mainly points that we felt were interesting because they were the source of a lot of difficulty for our users. These questions ranged from rarely used (or misused) methods to difficult XML constructs.  We focused…


Program Manager opening in the Data Programmability XML Tools Team

We are looking for people that have a passion for creating rich, intuitive, integrated XML experiences and are able to drive innovation from vision to product.   If you’re passionate about cool experiences for world-class, innovative tools, interested in designing new cutting edge WPF visual designers and want to work for a team that’s focused…


Introducing the XmlPreloadedResolver

The XmlPreloadedResolver is a new type that we’ve been working on in SilverLight that provides the ability to load a DTD without a call to the network. The new type can act as a manually maintainable cache of DTD’s and XML Streams. Let’s look at two examples of how the XmlPreloadedResolver can be used. Example…


New XSD Functionality shipped in Visual Studio 2008 SP1 RTM

A few months ago we added the XML Schema Explorer to the SP1 Beta release and are happy to announce that this week we’ve shipped with the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and Visual Studio 2008 SP1 RTM release. As previously stated, the XML Schema Explorer illustrates our initial thinking about the future of XSD tools…


XML Tools and Technology Survey

The Data Programmability XML Tools team is conducting a survey focused on XML technology and tools usage over the coming weeks.  The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and we’d appreciate it if you would take the time to respond to it.  We plan to use the survey results to help drive prioritization of…