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LINQ to XSD Preview Alpha 0.1 released to the web

From: Ralf Lammel <Ralf.Lammel@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2006 22:44:56 -0800
To: "xmlschema-dev@w3.org" <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
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LINQ to XSD is the code name of an incubation project that aims to provide .NET developers with support for typed XML programming on top of LINQ to XML. While the LINQ to XML programmer operates on generic XML trees, the LINQ to XSD programmer operates on typed XML trees -- instances of .NET types that model the XML types of a specific XML schema (XSD). LINQ to XSD can be used whenever you have an XML schema available, or you are willing to infer a schema from the XML data at hand. LINQ to XSD is integrated into Visual Studio; so you just tag an XML schema as an 'LINQ to XSD schema', build your project, and the automatically derived object model is then part of your solution -- just as if XML schemas were .NET types. The derived object model enforces various validation constraints imposed by the underlying XML schema.


Ralf Lämmel
Data Programmability / XML Team
Microsoft Corp.
Received on Tuesday, 28 November 2006 06:45:07 UTC

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