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Date Submitted Mon. Mar. 16th, 2009 6:32 AM
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Scripter mycodeofshailendra
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Xml has become a very ubiquitous and is an integral part of .Net and the System.Data namespace. The problem lies in that not many people know how to take advantage of some of the features. When we are using a database, we naturally use the Systen.Data namespace, but with Xml documents as data there are hundreds of solutions for displaying Xml data out there for .Net.

I myself prefer to use the DataSet object and the DataGrid control just as I would if the data was coming from SQL Server. The common misconception, even to those who know that you can do this, is that you need a schema to accomplish it. There is a very simple way to bind raw Xml data to a datagrid without a schema. The Xml data must be simple though, mapping to rows easily.