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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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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XSLT planning

We are planning what features /improvements need to go in the next release for XSLT. We are making these decisions based on customer input and feedback. So I would like to hear your views on what you would like to see in the release of XSLT.   We are evaluating   XSLT 2.0 –    …

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LINQ to XSD Alpha 0.2

I’m happy to announce that today we are re-releasing the LINQ to XSD Preview Alpha 0.2 for Visual Studio 2008. The previous preview release of LINQ to XSD targeted Beta 1 of Visual Studio 2008 but did not work on later builds. Many of the people who originally downloaded and tried the LINQ to XSD…

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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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MSXML4 is going to be kill bit-ed

Please read the latest entry on this at  http://blogs.msdn.com/xmlteam/archive/2007/09/13/we-are-not-killbit-ing-msxml4.aspx – We are NOT killbiting MSXML4   Hi,   We are going to kill bit MSXML4 in the October – December timeframe of this year. Kill Bit applies to Internet Explorer only. After the kill bit , applications will not be able to create MSXML4 objects in the…

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XML Projects

Now that Whidbey is almost out the door, we’ve started planning our next release.  A number of customers have told us that they would like to have XML Projects.  However, nobody explained exactly what that meant.  So I’d like to investigate this a bit further.  Do you have a need for an XML Project?  If…

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Announcing CTP1 of the XML Schema Designer

XML Tools team has released the first CTP of the XML Schema Designer – a graphical tool for working with XML Schemas. The XML Schema Designer is integrated with Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and the XML Editor to enable you to work with XML Schema definition language (XSD) schemas. If you have used the Visual Studio…

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VB 9.0 Xml features – latest update

For those who do not know me yet, my name is Avner Aharoni and I am a program manager in the WebData Xml team. I am working on the VB 9.0 Xml features that I believe will make VB the most productive language with which to program Xml.    We heard from many people who…

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Standalone XQuery Implementation in .NET?

XQuery 1.0 and XPath 2.0 are now W3C Recommendations, thanks in part to the contributions of  several Microsoft employees over the years. An earlier draft of the XQuery specification is supported in SQL Server 2005 , and you can send an XQuery to the server using the ADO.NET that shipped in Visual Studio 2005.  These…

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