XML is everywhere in the Microsoft .NET Framework, from Remoting to Web services, and from data access to configuration. Learn about the extensive XML core classes in .NET and find out how to program against its parser in this in-depth guide—written by an expert programming author and consultant on cutting-edge technologies such as Microsoft ASP.NET and Microsoft ADO.NET. You’ll find authoritative explanations of technologies such as schemas, transformations, and Xpath, plus extensive discussion of data access issues such as synchronization and serialization, the DiffGram format, and the XML extensions in Microsoft SQL Server 2000. Along the way, you’ll learn exactly how to get the best performance out of XML in the .NET world. You’ll also get answers to common questions such as, “When should I use XML Web services instead of Remoting.