Compete with the big players in today's E-commerce marketplace Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) has long been the standard for large business enterprises to communicate in the B2B marketplace. However, EDI is a difficult technology - the cost and support of EDI standards is often too much for a small or medium business enterprise to bear. To compete in the current E-commerce marketplace, many organizations are beginning to take an interest in the interoperability that exists between XML (Extensible Markup Language) and EDI. XML .NET Developers Guide is written for information technology professionals responsible for supporting data management in both small and large organizations. This book appeals to both individuals working with an existing EDI environment, and small to medium businesses looking to increase their market presence by competing with current EDI players using XML/EDI.

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XML/EDI is quickly becoming an industry standard, however there is a noticeable lack of quality reference material for programmers looking to adopt these standards. You can take it with you. The book comes with Syngress' revolutionary Wallet CD containing a printable HTML version of the book, all of the source code, and demo versions of popular XML/EDI translation tools Up to the minute web-based support with

Table of Contents

Foreword Chapter 1 Introducing the Microsoft .NET Framework Introduction What Is the .NET Framework? Introduction to the Common Language Runtime Using .NET-Compliant Programming Languages Creating Assemblies Using the Manifest Assembly Cache Locating an Assembly Understanding Metadata The Benefits of Metadata Identifying an Assembly with Metadata Types Assembly Dependencies Reflection Ending DLL Hell Using System Services Exception Handling Garbage Collection Console I/O Microsoft Intermediate Language The Just-in-Time Compiler Using the Namespace System to Organize Classes The Common Type System Type Safety Relying on Automatic Resource Management The Managed Heap Garbage Collection and the Managed Heap Security Services Framework Security Summary Solutions Fast Track Frequently Asked Questions Chapter 2 Visual Studio.NET IDE Introduction Introducing Visual Studio.NET Components of VS.NET Design Window Code Window Server Explorer Toolbox Docking Windows Properties Explorer Solution Explorer Class View Dynamic Help Task List Explorer Features of VS.NET IntelliSense XML Editor Documentation Generation (XML Embedded Commenting) Customizing the IDE Creating a Project Projects Creating a Project Add Reference Build the Project Debugging a Project Summary Solutions Fast Track Frequently Asked Questions Chapter 3 Reviewing the Fundamentals of XML Introduction An Overview of XML The Goals of XML What Does an XML Do


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